The Heat discusses the Yemen crisis

The Heat

Explosions and flames fill the skies of the capital city of Sana’a, Yemen. For the sixth day, a Saudi Arabia led-coalition is targeting Houthi fighters in an effort to reclaim the government. With the support of nine Arab Countries, Saudi Arabia is fighting from the air and at the border in an effort to restore Yemen’s government. Shiite Houthis, reportedly backed by Iran, seized the capital of Sanaa last September and have continued to make gains to the south, forcing President Hadi to flee to Aden and ultimately seek refuge in Saudi Arabia. The situation has prompted the United Nations, China, India and Pakistan to evacuate hundreds of workers and their families.

CCTV’S Adel El Mahrouky provided more on those involved in the conflict.

The Heat discusses the Yemen crisis

The Heat discusses the Yemen crisis

Explosions and flames fill the skies of the capital city of Sana'a, Yemen. For the sixth day, a Saudi Arabia led-coalition is targeting Houthi fighters in an effort to reclaim the government. With the support of nine Arab Countries, Saudi Arabia is fighting from the air and at the border in an effort to restore Yemen’s government. Shiite Houthis, reportedly backed by Iran, seized the capital of Sanaa last September and have continued to make gains to the south, forcing President Hadi to flee to Aden and ultimately seek refuge in Saudi Arabia. The situation has prompted the United Nations, China, India and Pakistan to evacuate hundreds of workers and their families

To discuss the conflict, The Heat spoke to Emad Shahin. He’s a visiting professor of Political Science at Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

The Heat discusses the Yemen crisis Pt1

The Heat discusses the Yemen crisis Pt1

Explosions and flames fill the skies of the capital city of Sana'a, Yemen. For the sixth day, a Saudi Arabia led-coalition is targeting Houthi fighters in an effort to reclaim the government. With the support of nine Arab Countries, Saudi Arabia is fighting from the air and at the border in an effort to restore Yemen’s government. Shiite Houthis, reportedly backed by Iran, seized the capital of Sanaa last September and have continued to make gains to the south, forcing President Hadi to flee to Aden and ultimately seek refuge in Saudi Arabia. The situation has prompted the United Nations, China, India and Pakistan to evacuate hundreds of workers and their families

The discussion continued about the instability and chaos in Yemen and the battle for control of the government. The Heat discussed this issue with these experts: