Yemen’s Houthi army emerges as a major threat to Israel and US

Posted on AllSides October 25th, 2023
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Houthi Media Office/Handout via Reuters

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi army is emerging as a unique threat to Israeli and American interests — despite being nearly 1,400 miles away from the Israel-Hamas war — as Tehran rallies its allies behind a broader Middle East conflict.

The Houthis surprised the Pentagon last Thursday by launching a string of attack drones and long-range cruise missiles from Yemen that U.S. defense officials say were destined for Israel but intercepted by the USS Carney, an American guided missile destroyer, over the Red Sea. The Houthis have threatened in the past to strike Israel in...

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