The Iran-backed Ansarullah movement in Yemen, better known as the Houthis, has claimed responsibility for multiple aerial strikes against Israel. Drone and missile attacks against the Red Sea town of Eilat have so far been thwarted by Israel, the US, and reportedly even Saudi Arabia. This notably follows warnings by Iran that the Hamas-Israel war may trigger the “opening of new fronts.”
The Houthis are believed to have with Iranian assistance built precision-guided rockets, ballistic and cruise missiles as well as anti-ship projectiles “in a remarkably short period of time.” However, it is unclear whether the cooperation has continued following the Iranian-Saudi agreement to normalize ties back in March. The deal is reported to have included an understanding on addressing Iranian defense collaboration with the Houthis.
To learn more about the significance of the attacks launched from Yemen, how genuine of a threat to Israel the Houthis represent, and what to expect, Amwaj.media spoke with Fabian Hinz, Research Fellow at the...
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