Situation in Yemen deteriorates as international forces move in

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International meddling is blamed for the rapidly deteriorating situation in Yemen. CCTV America’s Roee Ruttenberg filed this report from Washington.

Situation in Yemen deteriorates as international forces move in

Situation in Yemen deteriorates as international forces move in

International "meddling" is blamed for the rapidly deteriorating situation in Yemen. CCTV's Roee Ruttenburg filed this report.

Highlights:

  • On Wednesday, the Saudi-led coalition continued its air strikes on Sana’a. Officials say they are targeting Houthi rebel offices. On the ground, the people tell a different story.
  • Meanwhile, in Yemen’s south, supporters of the country’s president battled in the streets of Aden against Houthi rebels, who back Yemen’s previous leader. The group, Sunni leaders and the West say, is backed by Iran.
  • Tehran denies those charges, but on Wednesday reportedly sent a naval destroyer to the waters near Yemen.
  • Meanwhile, the U.S. Defense Secretary, Ash Carter warned a power vacuum in the country may be exploited by al Qaeda.

Adam Baron on the Yemen conflict
For more on the conflict in Yemen, CCTV spoke to Adam Baron. Adam is a visiting fellow from the European Council on Foreign Relations and he spent three years in Yemen as a journalist.

Adam Baron on the Yemen conflict

Adam Baron on the Yemen conflict

For more on the conflict in Yemen, CCTV spoke to Adam Baron. Adam is a visiting fellow from the European Council on Foreign Relations and he spent three years in Yemen as a journalist.


Footage of Saudi strikes on Yemen targets

Video footage released by the Saudi-led coalition shows fighter jets carrying out air strikes on Houthi targets in Yemen.

Footage of Saudi strikes on Yemen targets

Footage of Saudi strikes on Yemen targets

Video footage released by the Saudi-led coalition shows fighter jets carrying out air strikes on Houthi targets in Yemen.