Smoke rises from the Syrian city of Kobani, following US airstrikes outside Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.

INTERVIEW: Lebanese Analyst Explores What’s Behind The Political Smokescreen Of War

As Syria’s civil war spreads beyond its own borders and threatens to engulf the region, Marwa Osman tells MintPress about the human toll of this conflict in Yemen, a country where frail infrastructure is being further crippled by the threat of war and the influx of Syrian refugees.