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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Friday, November 06, 2009

Saudis jets bomb Yemeni Shiites

I'm putting this up mainly because I haven't seen it anywhere else. Saudi jets bombed across the Yemeni border, targeting a Shiite group that has been conducting actions against the Yemeni Sunni authorities for years. Troops are supposedly headed for the border.

This is likely a response to the suicide bombing that was possibly targeting "Muhammad bin Nayef, a member of the Saudi royal family and the country's top counter-terrorism official," although the official explanation is likely to focus on yesterday's incursion and attack which killed a Saudi security officer on the Saudi side of the border.

The Yemeni government, who are currently in a campaign against these Shiites at all, has denied that any bombing took place. There are allegations the Iranians are supporting the Shiite separatists.


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