The IRGC’s mysterious $15 million man

Abdolreza Shahlai, a mysterious and dangerous IRGC commander. Photo made public by the U.S. State Department. December 2019. (Supplied) By Morad Veisi February 5, 2020 There are no pictures of him in the Iranian media. The United States has published a blurry image of him. None of Iran's many media outlets have ever had [...]

By |February 5th, 2020|Yemen|

UN report says Yemen’s Houthis in possession of weapons similar to Iran

The US State Department released photos of Iranian missiles seized by the US Navy in the Arabian Sea before its arrival to Houthi militias in Yemen, Dec 5, 2019. (Supplied) February 01, 2020 Yemen's Houthi rebels are in possession of new weapons similar to those produced in Iran, according to a UN report [...]

By |February 1st, 2020|Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis say have targeted Saudi Aramco facilities in Jizan

Houthi ballistic missiles aimed at Saudi targets have been a cause of concern. (Reuters) January 30, 2020 Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia has targeted facilities belonging to Saudi Aramco in Jizan on the Red Sea, its military spokesman said on Wednesday in comments reported by the group’s Al Masirah TV. Aramco declined to comment [...]

By |January 30th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Yemeni Army advances toward Sanaa as Iran-allied Houthis suffer losses

Yemen soldiers fire back at Houthi targets in Sana'a (FOX News) January 22, 2020 The commander of joint operations at the Yemeni Ministry of Defense, Major General Sagheer Bin Aziz, called on the National Army to advance towards the capital, Sanaa, to recover it from the Houthi militia. This came during his briefing [...]

By |January 22nd, 2020|Yemen|

Member of IRGC’s Quds Force killed in Yemen

Iran-backed militias Houthis rally in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP) January 8, 2020 A member of Iran’s Quds Force, the overseas arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), was killed in Yemen on Friday, according to a report. Mostafa Mohammad Mirzaei, 38, was killed on Friday, the semi-official Fars news agency reported, without providing [...]

By |January 8th, 2020|Yemen|

Iran-allied Houthis unsurprisingly angered by Soleimani assassination, vow revenge

Official Houthi said that head of the militias Abdul Malek al-Houthi sent a cable to the Iranian leadership and its militias in Iraq to offer his condolences over the death of Soleimani. (AFP) January 4, 2020 The Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen were unsurprisingly angered by the assassination of commander of Iran’s Quds [...]

By |January 4th, 2020|Yemen|

Iran FM meets Houthi spokesman in Oman

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif arrives in Muscat, Oman, Monday, October 2, 2017. (AP) December 26, 2019 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with Omani officials in Muscat and met with Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdul Salam, according to Iranian media. The semi-official ISNA news agency reported Wednesday that Zarif held [...]

By |December 26th, 2019|Oman, Yemen|

Houthis officially admit ‘military cooperation’ with Iran

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei meets with the spokesman of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia Mohammed Abdul Salam, Aug 13, 2019. (IRNA) December 24, 2019 A Houthi-appointed ambassador in Tehran uncovered for the first time the presence of a military relationship between Iran and the rebel group. Despite being considered by the legitimate government [...]

By |December 24th, 2019|Yemen|

How Iran supplies militant bomb factories in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain

A Bahraini forensic police officer inspects the site of a bomb blast in the village of Sitra, south of Manama in 2017. (AFP) December 18, 2019 Bomb parts seized by security forces in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain match explosives supplied by Iran to Houthi militias in Yemen, a new report reveals. The electrical [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis abduct more Yemeni women, girls

Houthi fighters chant slogans as they ride a military vehicle. (AFP) December 17, 2019 Yemeni and international human rights organizations have accused Houthi militias of ramping up their campaign of violence against women in an unprecedented manner. In its latest report, the Netherlands-based Human Rights Radar says the phenomenon of the abduction of [...]

By |December 17th, 2019|Yemen|