US central command has released a picture of an Iranian missile used by houthis in its attack on commercial ships in red sea.


US central command says On Jan. 3, Iraqi police in Babylon discovered a land attack cruise missile of Iranian design that failed to launch. The use of Iranian supplied munitions by terrorist groups within Iraq and Syria endanger Coalition forces and local residents. The Coalition is appreciative of the efforts of the legitimate security forces in Iraq for their efforts to prevent future attacks.

Pentagon has taken serious note of the recovery. US department of defense says that pentagon would like to see the coalition speak for itself. Iran is widely accused of supporting the Houthis, a Zaydi Shiite movement that has been fighting Yemen’s Sunni-majority government since 2004.

The Houthis aim to govern all of Yemen and support external movements against the United States, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. The Houthis are an Iran-backed rebel group that controls a large part of Yemen.

The Houthis took over the Yemeni capital Sanaa in September 2014 and seized control over much of north Yemen by 2016. The Houthi–Saudi Arabian conflict is an ongoing armed conflict between the Royal Saudi Armed Forces and Iran-backed Yemeni Houthi forces.

The Houthis have been stepping up their strikes on ships in the Red Sea, which they say are revenge against Israel for its military campaign in Gaza. Drone and rocket attacks on cargo ships in the Red Sea have led many of the world’s biggest shipping companies to announce they will avoid the area.



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