The Iranian-backed militia group that the Biden administration stopped labeling “terrorists” have launched a rocket attack on Saudia Arabia, multiple reports confirm.
The new attack was confirmed by Al Arabiya News.
The Arab Coalition has intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile launched by the #Iran-backed #Houthi militia targeting civilian areas in the southern regions of #SaudiArabia.https://t.co/XcHb5bCMdw pic.twitter.com/Vq5MsUMbBn
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) February 26, 2021
The Biden administration recently de-listed the Houthis as a “terrorist” group in a move that was widely seen as appeasing Iran. The decision overturned the Trump-era policy of designating the Houthis as a terror group.
The Wilson Center stated that, “Iran is widely accused of backing the Houthis, a Zaydi Shiite movement that has been fighting Yemen’s Sunni-majority government since 2004. The Houthis took control of the Yemeni capital Sanaa (left) in September 2014 and continued on towards Aden, Yemen’s largest city.”
The news comes after Biden authorized an attack on Iranian-backed militants in Syria that reportedly killed 22 people.
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