Houthi’s growing influence in Yemen will now face bombardment following Arab’s intervention in providing military support in the battle against the Houthis.
Saudi Arabia and Egypt have now put forces together in a ground invasion into Yemen as confirmed by Saudi leaders.
The Saudi leaders have further affirmed that the invasion into Yemen will only stop once they confirm that they have degraded the Houthis’ war ability.
Other forces which are also fighting the Yemeni government apart from the Houthis are the Shiite group under Yemeni’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s influence. The group still has major influence in the Yemeni army thus the hunger for power to rule.
However, Ali Abdullah Saleh on Friday called for the airstrikes to stop and in return, promised not to run for president in the next elections.
The recent coalition war has seen close to 50 civilians lose their lives and several diplomats flee from the war zones. The coalition has also destroyed Yemeni weaponry.
So far, Saudi forces have ensured that the Houthis do not have any supply lines after they blocked any possible ground channels and put emphasis on controlling the Yemeni airspace.
Saudi Arabia has also threatened to attack ships that might supply the rebels despite efforts from Iran in supporting the Houthis.
The operation in to stop the war is currently being conducted by forces from majority Sunni nations of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, Morocco, Egypt and Sudan.
Last week, Khartoum confirmed that it had joined Egypt in the war to secure the Gulf of Aden.