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Saudi Arabia Accuses Iran, Hezbollah of Aiding Houthis After Deadly Missile Attack

Two people killed in latest assault from Yemen; coalition’s response leaves at least three civilians dead, medics say
Saudi Arabia accuses Iran, Hezbollah of aiding Houthis after deadly missile attack
Yemenis inspect damage following a reported overnight air strike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting in the Houthi rebel-held capital Sanaa, on December 24, 2021. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS / AFP)

Times of Israel

The Saudi-led coalition on Sunday accused Iran and Hezbollah of helping Yemen’s Houthi rebels to launch missiles and drones at the kingdom, where two people were killed.

Since the coalition intervened almost seven years ago to support Yemen’s government, Saudi Arabia has regularly accused Iran of supplying the Houthis with sophisticated weapons and Hezbollah of training the insurgents.

Tehran denies the charges. Lebanon’s Iran-backed terror group Hezbollah has previously denied sending fighters or weapons to Yemen.

The latest Saudi accusation came as the coalition intensified an aerial bombing campaign against the Iran-backed Houthis in retaliation for deadly attacks on the kingdom.

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