The US Role in Yemen: What You Need to Know

The US Role in Yemen: What You Need to KnowIt is the first time the U.S. has gotten directly involved militarily in Yemen’s internal fighting between the Saudi-backed government and the Houthis, a Shiite militant tribal group backed by Iran that seized power in January 2015. ABC News looks at the complex role the U.S. has played during this bloody war. Iran began to provide military support to the Houthis.

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