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Saudi fighter jets have been hitting Houthi rebel positions around Yemen. The intervention comes as Iran is accused of giving military support to the Houthis. And the continued fighting between the rebels and government is creating a security gap that militants are trying to fill, according to military observers. U.S. Defense Secretary, Ashton Carter, says that Al-Qaeda has "seized the opportunity" in Yemen as the terrorist group reportedly attacked a border post close to Saudi Arabia. Sheila Carapico, political science professor at the University of Richmond, will give us her thoughts on the violence and the roles of the various players. PHOTO: Smoke billows from a Saudi-led airstrike on Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, April 8, 2015.(AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

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