(Senior research fellow at the International Institute for Counterterrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya and former deputy head of Israel’s National Security Council)
Copyright: @ 2022 Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 31 March 2022
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The Houthi militia is escalating its hostile attacks to target energy sources in Saudi Arabia and the Red Sea region. The escalation comes on the seventh anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition’s intervention in Yemen’s war.
The Saudi-led Arab coalition announced on March 25, 2022, that the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen had carried out 16 attacks against the Kingdom. The coalition said that Saudi defenses shot down 12 armed drones and a ballistic missile fired at the southern and southwestern regions of the Kingdom.
The Saudi led coalition also has destroyed two explosive-laden Houthi boats on March 23, 2022, in the Yemeni ports of Saleef and Hodeidah . The coalition said that the militia was planning to use the boats in attacks on oil tankers crossing the Bab Al-Mandab Strait.... Read more