April 22, 2024

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Saudi Arabia accuses Iranian regime and Hezbollah terrorist group of aiding Houthis

Coalition spokesman Turki al-Malki. REUTERS / Ahmed Yosri

The Saudi-led military coalition, which has intervened in Yemen since 2015, has accused the Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah and the Iranian regime of backing Yemeni Houthi rebels., As well as spreading sectarianism in Arab countries.

At a news conference in Riyadh, coalition spokesman Turki al-Malki showed pictures of members of Hezbollah allegedly training Houthis to launch explosive drones.

“The war in Yemen is an intellectual, cultural, social and economic war (…), a war between peace and destruction; Kingdom-led coalition (of Saudi Arabia) wants peace and destruction led by IranAl-Malki said.

He added: “Iran sent its sectarian ideology to the Arab region (…), Yemen, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq (…), these countries affected by Iranian and Hezbollah interventions, the group accused of “planting intelligence cells in Kuwait and Bahrain”.

Al Malki said Iranian-backed Houthi rebels “use civilian areas to store weapons” and “use civilians as human shields”, He used to justify the recent bombings against various cities in Yemen and especially in the capital.

Archive of the bombing in Yemen.  EFE / Yahya Arhab
Archive of the bombing in Yemen. EFE / Yahya Arhab

In the last few weeks, According to Riyadh, the coalition has dropped dozens of bombs on Sanaa, including the airport, claiming that the Houthis are stockpiling weapons and using the airport to carry out their attacks on Saudi Arabia..

According to al-Malki, Since 2015, the Houthis have launched 430 ballistic missiles against Saudi Arabia, with an additional 851 drones from 2018, and a total of 247 naval mines in the Red Sea since 2017..

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The number of permits issued by the federation for relief flights at Sanaa International Airport has reached 3,525.

The Houthis took up arms in 2014 against the government of internationally recognized President Abdou Rabu Mansour Hadi., Now deported to Riyadh and controlling important northern provinces, including Sanaa.

Since last February, Yemeni rebels have continued their offensive to control the death of the strategic province, which has a connection point with oil resources and southern Yemen.

Although casualties in such attacks are rarely reported, The last of them was the death of a Saudi and a Yemeni last Friday in the Saudi city of Yisan (south)..

In recent months, the Arab League has intensified its attacks against alleged Houthi positions in Marib and other northern cities, where it reports daily the deaths of dozens of “militants” and in recent weeks “launched a series of bombings against selected points.”

(With information from EFE)

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