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YIM:  Iranian, Lebanese Experts Planned Attack on Aden Airport

Thu 14 Jan 2021 | 04:16 PM
Ahmed Moamar

Today, Thursday, the Yemeni Ministry of Interior (YIM), in the internationally recognized government, revealed a role played by Lebanese and Iranian experts in running the missile system of the Ansar Allah group (Houthis), which targeted Aden airport.

The  ministry issued a statement, carried by the "Debriefer" website, in which it said that "the missiles that targeted Aden International Airport, in the south of the country, on December 30th, were ballistic, and they were the same missiles that hit the headquarter of Yemeni Chief of Staff in Marib to the north."  In the north of the country."

The statement added that the missiles were launched from a distance of about 100 km, from the Houthi-controlled areas.

Three explosions rocked the terminal at the Airport, on Wednesday, December 30, coinciding with the landing of a plane carrying the newly formed government from Saudi Arabia, killing 22 and wounding more than 50 others. The prime minister and his cabinet members were transported to the "Maasheik" Presidential Palace.

Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi directed concerned authorities the formation of a committee to investigate the repercussions of the terrorist act that targeted Aden Airport.

He  affirmed that "the terrorist acts perpetrated by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia and extremist terrorist groups will not discourage the legitimate government from exercising its duties from the temporary capital of Aden."

Today, Thursday, a media report revealed that Iran had established a base for "suicide" drones in Yemen, days after it was revealed that Israel had deployed air defense systems on the Red Sea coast.

The US magazine "Newsweek" said that the range of these drones,  which carry explosive materials with a high destructive capacity, reaches about 2000 km and are able to strike targets deep in Israeli territory.

The American magazine added that satellite images documented the presence of Iranian drones of the "Shahid 136" type, also called "suicide drones", north of Al-Yam