In a press conference on December 26, 2021, the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen released two videos, one depicting an apparent UAV storage facility in Sana'a, Yemen, and the other showing a Lebanese Hizbullah (LH) operative advising and instructing Houthi fighters in the country.
In one video, an unidentified cameraman captured footage of UAVs and equipment depots. In another video, an unidentified LH operative can be seen provisioning a UAV in the presence of a Houthi fighter, and advising a high-ranking Houthi official.
Coalition spokesman Turki Al-Maliki referenced the videos, asserting that "the terrorist organization Hizbullah has spread destruction in the region and the world, and it bears responsibility for targeting civilians in Saudi Arabia and Yemen."
In response, both the Houthis and LH have denied the coalition's allegations. Despite the denial, LH activity in Yemen has been well documented; the U.S. State Department has designated several LH operatives, for their efforts to provide training, materiel, and personnel to the Houthis in Yemen.
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