Houthi Ansar Allah Movement Claims 'Joint' Drone Attacks Against Israeli Port With Iraqi Islamic Resistance: 'Israel Should Expect Further Joint Operations In Upcoming Phase'

June 6, 2024

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On June 6, 2024, Houthi Armed Forces Spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Sare'e issued a statement claiming responsibility for drone attacks targeting two ships docked in the Israeli port of Haifa, and a third one en route to the port.[1]

According to the spokesman, the ships at the Port of Haifa were "carrying military equipment." The third one, Sare'e added, "violated the decision to ban entry to the ports of occupied Palestine."

"Joint Operations With The Iraqi Islamic Resistance"

"The Yemeni Armed Forces carried out two joint operations with the Iraqi Islamic Resistance," said the spokesman, suggesting prior coordination with the Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an Iran-backed joint operations group of Iraqi militias. It is the first time the Houthis announce a joint operation with an Iran-backed group since the October 7, 2023, Hamas attack on Israel.

The spokesman further stated that Israel "should expect more specific joint operations" during the upcoming phase, "until its brutal and criminal aggression is stopped, and the siege on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip is lifted."

He continued: "The Yemeni Armed Forces call on all Arab armies to participate in supportive operations in solidarity with the Palestinian resistance consistent with their religious and humanitarian duty towards the Palestinian people."

Houthi Leader: We Operate In Coordination With "Our Brothers The Mujahideen In Iraq"

Houthi leader 'Abd Al-Malik Al-Houthi stated, in a televised speech on May 23, 2024, that Houthis are constantly developing their methods of operation while also coordinating with "our brothers, the mujahideen in Iraq."[2] He also stressed that the operations from Yemeni soil "will have considerable impact," and that "there will be good news in this context, and [the operations] will gain considerable and effective momentum."


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