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Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:59 AM

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Plight of the Saudi refugees

Witness the plight of the thousands of people who are fleeing the fighting between the Saudi forces and Yemeni rebels.

Plight of the Saudi refugees
(Getty Images)


In August, Yemen stepped up a military campaign against the rebels who belong to Yemen's Zaidi Shi'ite Muslim minority after about five years of sporadic battles with the group.

Saudi Arabia earlier this month launched an offensive against the rebels after they staged a cross-border raid during which they seized Saudi territory.

Saudi Arabia and its ally, the United States, fear al Qaeda militants are exploiting instability in Yemen, an impoverished country also grappling with separatist unrest in the south, to establish a stronger base for operations in the region.

The ones to suffer the most are the
thousands of people who are fleeing the fighting between the Saudi forces and Yemeni rebels.

Witness their plight in this


Reuters report on YouTube







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