Iran Supplied Drones to the Houthis

The government of Yemen accused Iran of supplying drones to the Houthi rebels. The drones were used on Saturday to attack Saudi Arabia. In the southern part of the Saudi kingdom, two drones were dropped. Ballistic missiles from the regions of Yemen which are under the rebels intercepted. The government at Saudi Arabia gave a statement in which they said, the drones that were used to attack were made in Iran. The military forces in Yemen do not possess such drones or aircraft and it was impossible for Yemen to manufacture those kinds of drones locally.

The Houthi rebels are backed by Iran who in 2014 seized the capital city of Sanaa which started a coalition led by the Saudi military which went against the rebels the year next. Tehran denied the allegations that they have helped the rebels by providing them with arms. A deal that violated the UN arms embargo of 2015.

The air defenses in Riyadh said that from Wednesday to Friday they were attacked by five ballistic missiles and two drones that were launched by the Houthi rebels in Yemen. Since March 2015, 10,000 people got killed in Yemen since the Saudi military intervened in their country which aimed at removing the Houthi rebels from captured the capital city of Sanaa and had sent Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi’s government into exile.

According to the United Nations, the conducted terrorist activities has led to a to the huge humanitarian crisis. 22.2 million people are in need of help and 8.4 million are on a verge of facing famine in this region. Diptheria and cholera outbreaks are putting more pressure on Yemen.


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