Saudis at war with al Qaeda?
War in Yemen takes a major turn with offensive against al-QaedaUp until now the Saudi war with al Qaeda has been mainly a defensive internal operation. By attacking al Qaeda in Yemen the Saudis are finally engaged in an offensive operation outside of their on sand. It appears to be a needed move, because if al Qaeda did establish a base in Yemen it would become one for attacks on the Saudi homeland.
Saudi-backed forces appeared to mount a large-scale offensive to drive militants aligned with the militant group from their strongholds in the country’s south.