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US hits Iran IRGC with sanctions over make stronger of Yemen’s Houthis 0

US hits Iran IRGC with sanctions over make stronger of Yemen’s Houthis

The US has imposed new sanctions against officials of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard for allegedly providing ballistic missile-related expertise to armed Houthi rebels in Yemen. The actions of five Iranians have enabled the Houthis to launch missiles at cities and oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, the US Department of Treasury said in a statement on Tuesday. What…

US special forces ‘secretly helping’ Saudis fight Houthis 0

US special forces ‘secretly helping’ Saudis fight Houthis

The US deployed a team of Special Forces soldiers to Saudi Arabia’s border with Yemen to help locate and destroy caches of ballistic missiles used by Houthi rebels to attack the Saudi capital, Riyadh, according to a New York Times report. The newspaper, citing unnamed US officials and European diplomats, said on Thursday that a…

What does the death of Saleh al-Sammad point out for Yemen’s Houthis? 0

What does the death of Saleh al-Sammad point out for Yemen’s Houthis?

The killing of Saleh al-Sammad has dealt a heavy blow to Yemen’s Houthi rebels, analysts have said, warning that it risks raising the spectre of further instability in the war-ravaged country. The rebels officially confirmed the death of their « president » on Monday, saying he was assasinated four days earlier along with six of his bodyguards in…

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Saleh’s fate unknown after dwelling bombed by Houthis

Conflicting reports on the fate of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh swirled after residents said his house in the capital Sanaa had been bombed by Houthi rebels. A Houthi-controlled radio station said on Monday that Saleh had been killed. However, Saleh’s party, the General People’s Congress (GPC), denied earlier reports by Iranian-backed media that…

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