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Yemen: Hadi Government Says Hezbollah Fighting Alongside Houthis


Yemen’s government has accused the Hezbollah group of training the Houthi terrorists and fighting alongside them in attacks on Saudi Arabia’s border.

In a statement carried by official media, President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s government, which is currently working with the Saudi-led coalition and Popular Resistance units to dislodge Houthi terrorists from the capital and other areas, said that Hezbollah military trainers planned ‘hostile’ acts, implemented by Houthis, against Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is leading an Arab coalition against the Houthis and forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh in a bid to restore the internationally recognized government of Hadi.

Yemen’s government and its Gulf partners have long accused Hezbollah’s ally Iran of backing the Houthis and seeking to transform the group into a replica of the Lebanese militia to use as a proxy against Saudi Arabia.

Its latest assertion is based on “many documents and physical evidence” which Hezbollah would not be able to deny, it said.

The Yemeni government said it will file a complaint at the UN Security Council against what it called Hezbollah’s ‘terrorist’ acts.

Meanwhile, exclusive photos obtained by Al Arabiya News Channel showed that Yemen’s army and forces from the Popular Resistance were able to recapture a strategic military camp near Sanaa.

The photos of Fardhat Nahm camp near Sanaa showed destruction of facilities belonging to Iran-backed Houthi militias and forces loyal to Saleh by the Saudi-led coalition.

The destruction of Fardhat Nahm came after the coalition forces targeted with their air raids Houthi militia base camps in Harf Sufyan district of Amran, north of Sanaa.

Other strikes have been conducted on the Dhale Governorate in southern Yemen.

The recently appointed Deputy Supreme Commander of the Yemeni Army Gen. Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar stressed the importance of continuing the fight against Houthi militias and Saleh forces, in accordance to the UN resolution 2216, and said his army will continue to free other districts from militia control.

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Arab News is Saudi Arabia's first English-language newspaper. It was founded in 1975 by Hisham and Mohammed Ali Hafiz. Today, it is one of 29 publications produced by Saudi Research & Publishing Company (SRPC), a subsidiary of Saudi Research & Marketing Group (SRMG).

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