Iran-Backed Houthi Attacks on Saudi Arabia Have Doubled this Year

(Wall Street Journal) Gordon Lubold - Attacks by the Iran-backed Houthi militant group against Saudi Arabia have more than doubled this year, according to a recent report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. During the first nine months of 2021, Houthi attacks against the Saudi kingdom averaged 78 a month, or 702 in total, compared with 38 a month during the same period in 2020. Hizbullah, also backed by Iran, has provided the Houthis with weapons and training. The Houthi attacks include ballistic and cruise missiles and drones, often used against Saudi civilian infrastructure, as well as maritime attacks against oil tankers.

2021-12-27 00:00:00

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