Some Egyptians Question Country's Role In Yemen Conflict

April 3, 2015 8:29 PM

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For Egyptians, the country of Yemen conjures memories similar to those many Americans have about Vietnam. Egypt lost more than 10,000 troops backing one side of a civil war in Yemen in the 1960s. And now many Egyptians are worried that their country is poised to fight there again as part of a Saudi-led coalition in a new Yemeni civil war. NPR's Leila Fadel reports from Cairo.

LEILA FADEL, BYLINE: It's the ninth day of the Saudi-led airstrikes against Yemeni rebels called the Houthis, who have taken over much of Yemen and forced out the president. The bodies are piling up and so is the destruction.

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