Iran has supplied Ansar Allah (also known as the Houthis) with technical expertise and know-how, a spokesman for the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi said on September 22. However, the general claimed that Yemeni forces “have learned how to produce missiles, drones and weapons in Yemen on their own” and Iran has no military presence in the region. Shekarchi described what Iran is doing across the region as “spiritual and advisory presence”.
“Countries of the resistance front have armies and forces themselves. We provide them with advisory help. In order to share our experience with the people of Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen, our skilled forces go there and assist them, but this is the people and armies of these countries who stand against the enemies in practice,” the general stated.
Apparently, it was Iranian “spiritual” power which helped the Houthis to regularly pound targets inside Saudi Arabia, including the Kingdom’s capital and key oil infrastructure objects, with missiles and drones, despite the years of Saudi-led air bombing campaigns against Houthi forces and the land and maritime blockade of the areas controlled by them.
Iran also denies reports of weapon and equipment supplies to the Houthis. This means missile components must have appeared in the Houthis’ hands and their missile and combat drone arsenal been expanded thanks to some unrevealed technological breakthrough behind the scenes.
Thus, the military cooperation deal officially signed between the Houthi government and Iran in 2019 was just a formality to highlight the sides’ unity on the frontline in the battle against ‘Zionist plots’ in the region, which became especially obvious in 2020 when the Houthi leadership, alongside with Iran, appeared to be among the most vocal critics of the UAE-Israel and Bahrain-Israel normalization deals. According to them, these developments are a part of the wider Zionist campaign against Middle Eastern nations.
Meanwhile in Syria, sources loyal to the Turkish-backed terrorist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) claim that its members had killed a Russian special forces operator on the contact line near Kafra Nabl in southern Idlib.
According to militants and their supporters, they repelled an attack of pro-government forces there inflicting multiple casualties on the Syrian Army and its allies. Photos showing the equipment of the alleged Russian special forces operator were also released by the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham media wing.
Pro-government sources did not report any notable clashes in the area last night or active operations involving Russian units there. According to them, the incident involving the Russian special forces operator may have happened several weeks (or even months) ago. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and their Turkish sponsors probably opted to use the obtained photos as propaganda to create a media victory in September to compensate for the losses and destruction caused by the Russian bombing campaign against the terrorist infrastructure in Idlib.
Details of the incident and the fate of the alleged Russian special forces operator involved in it remain unclear. In general, the Russian Defense Ministry reports all casualties among Russian service members deployed. Further, the militants did not show the body of the supposedly killed fighter. Therefore, if the incident really did take place, the Russian soldier most likely received injures and was then evacuated.
Meanwhile, the Russian Aerospace Forces continued bombing terrorist infrastructure in the Idlib region. Therefore, al-Qaeda and its Turkish sponsors are forced to console themselves with media victories.
Ansarallah has the loyalty of a large part of the old Yemeni army, which was supplied with SCUD missiles, which it has (like Iraq did) substantially reengineered to extend range. Drones are hardly secret technology these days too and homemade ones have turned up with the Idlib headchoppers, who actually have patrons who can give them good ones. That the Houthis created their own is no surprise. As for the headchopper regime of Saudi Barbaria, there are plenty of disaffected Saudis – many of Yemeni origin, others Shia, and yet more who simply hate the monarchy and with excellent cause – present close enough to the targets to supply target information and even terminal guidance to missiles and kamikaze drones. For obvious reasons the Houthis won’t give out enough information to allow the Barbarian headchopper regime to identify these persons. What I’m saying is, it’s hardly necessary to invoke metaphysics to explain why Yemen is successfully hitting the Barbarian headchopper regime where it hurts.
I’m so happy its happening – its really getting respect now and organized. I mean the Houthi Army. It would be great to see Hezbollah join this army. I suppose they are there.
What do atheist Zionists know about spiritual empowerment?
Have to say that Southfront’s coverage of Iran and Iranian statements (as well as their coverage of Hezbollah and even at times Russia) is increasingly taking a hostile and exaggerated tone not dissimilar to Zionist media. And while I know many have contacted them about this and also given suggestions such as using the proper term “Shia” instead of the inaccurate and deprecated term “Shiite” (using “Shiite” instead of “Shia” is like insisting on “Moslem” instead of “Muslim”) they haven’t responded as far as I’ve been able to ascertain.
I don’t know what is going on there and whether this has anything to do with their censorship and donation issues, but I’ve almost given up on them. I no longer share or recommend their articles to others. Their comments sections are also relentlessly trolled by unhinged Zionists and they appear to have no moderation.
Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to find genuine and authentic non-Zionist media outlets.
@ final conflict
It seems you over reacting.
Iran officially declared years ago to support Houthis morally.
Iran IRGC officials also declared recently that advisers and know how has been transfered yo Yemen.
It is not big news as Iran recognized IRGC martyrs in Yemen in the passed.
Therefore it is only fact that Iran support Houthis by various means. As well as Iraq, Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas and so on.
Iran said clearly that the current regime in Israel is not acceptable and that Iran has been continuously and still is pursuing regime change in Israel (the famous : wipe off the usurper Zionist regime from the page of history).
It is big fight for ME hegemony and sphere of influence. Well described by the wolfowitz doctrine :
“Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere, that poses a threat on the order of that posed formerly by the Soviet Union. This is a dominant consideration underlying the new regional defense strategy and requires that we endeavor to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would, under consolidated control, be sufficient to generate global power.”
Whereas the Iran doctrine is to kick out the western imperialists from the ME and the Umma.
Guess why there is enmity between the 2…
Besides it is inscribed into larger layers of international geopolitics shared by everyone save the US.
As said by Rohani during this year UNGA speech the US have a hard time to accept the sunset of the western dominance and western world order.
“Here, I should express our appreciation to the presidents of the Security Council for the months of August and September 2020, as well as to thirteen of its members—especially Russia and China—who twice said a decisive and resounding “NO” to the unlawful US attempt to exploit the Council and its Resolution 2231.
This is a victory not just for Iran, but for the global community—during the transitional international order in the post-Western world—that an aspirant of hegemony is humiliated in such self-created isolation.”
Now one can call by names Iran or the US.
Who really cares ?
This is fight between big powers.
And nobody will care about the loser.
Just like the Indian in the US the loser will only be remembered in movies.
Or the USSR
Or all losers in history.
I use “Moslem.” This is the traditional English spelling. If it is offensive or inappropriate please let me know and I will change.
I don’t want to cause offence.
Moslem is fine.
Shiite is very similar to a profanity, which I assume is why some would take offense.
Personally, I’m fine with it. We Iranians are the shites err Shiites of the world, and we know it.
Shiite and proud. You better believe it.
Distorting the proper names of targeted civilizations and cultures is one of the oldest tricks of the colonialist.
Trump makes key move to beat Biden in their race to start a war with Iran
One gets the impression that only the Iranian faith and traditions keep Teheran from building up an arsenal of every kind of weapons, enough to destroy any pesky or harassing enemy.
And also that if the telavivians have missed in the past the opportunity to destroy the iranian cities and infrastructure, they won t have a second chance
simply because the Persians response can make them pay an unbearable price.
Maintaining such a delicate and thin edge of peril is something we westerners are not prepared to understand. But luckily for them, both time and now the huge Chinese economic and geopolitical support will work in favour of Iranian aspirations.
The narration in this Southfront video is too verbose and the presentation is too rapid to absorb the info easily. Slow down the pace of narration and don’t try to cram in too much info? Just my opinion.