Zaid Al-Alayaa and Nabih Bulos of the Los Angeles Times reports that:
A shadowy new pro-government force has been deployed in the embattled Yemeni port city of Aden, according to reports Sunday, sparking speculation that ground troops from the Saudi-led coalition may have joined the battle against Houthi rebels and their allies.
The situation in Yemen is, of course, dangerous and getting more so; raising the possibility of an encounter between U.S. and Iranian warships as well as Saudi and Iranian proxies on the ground.
The LA Times story notes that:
Ali Bukhaity, a Yemeni political analyst, said on his Facebook page that "Arab forces comprising at least three [Arab] nationalities were in Aden.”
“We are going to witness a new chapter in the wars in Yemen," he said in a phone interview.
And, almost certainly, not a happy one.