In late March, a group of Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia started bombing Houthi positions following a request from displaced Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.
Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran have been on the rise over the airstrike campaign. On Thursday, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei labeled the Saudi-led airstrikes a "crime and genocide,” citing high civilian casualties.
Currently, violent clashes between Houthi militants and forces loyal to the displaced Yemeni president continue amid heavy air support by the Arab coalition, which also includes Bahrain and Egypt.
According to the World Health Organization, over 540 people have been killed and 1,700 injured in the Yemen conflict since March 19.