Bombs Fall In Yemen And Iraq

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A coalition led by Saudi Arabia is conducting airstrikes in Yemen in an effort to defeat the Shiite rebels who forced the country's president to flee.

In Iraq, U.S. war planes are conducting airstrikes for the first time in Tikrit to boost Iraqi troops and Shiite militias backed by Iran, as they try to retake the city from ISIS.

Here & Now's Lisa Mullins checks in on both stories with BBC Middle East analyst Sebastian Usher.

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  • Sebastian Usher, Middle East analyst for BBC News. He tweets @sebusher.

This segment aired on March 26, 2015.


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