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Yemen - The Escalation: Could Sunni-Shiite divide engulf the region? (part 2)

Yemen's no longer a proxy war in a remote location. A Saudi-led coalition has begun air strikes to stop the Iran-allied Houthi, who already control the capital, from taking over the whole country. Egypt, Jordan, the Gulf States, Sudan and Pakistan are getting involved - a Sunni coalition backed by US intelligence. The US is also assisting Iran-backed Shiite forces against the IS group. Will this contradiction undermine a nuclear deal with Iran? Is this the start of total war in the region?


Produced by Sara Bertilsson and Emerald Maxwell

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