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Saudi Arabia attacks Houthi rebels in Yemen

A coalition of Arab states have launched air strikes against the Houthi rebels in Yemen who have forced the country's president to flee.

The Iranian-backed rebels from the north of Yemen seized the capital last year and have been expanding their control ever since.

Operation "Storm of Resolve" is being led by Saudi Arabia, and includes countries from across the region, and is backed by the UK, the US, Turkey and Pakistan.

Russia and Iran have condemned the air strikes.

Jeremy Bowen reports.

  • 26 Mar 2015
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