Houthi Attacks in South Yemen Kill at Least 51, Saudis Blame Iran

Missile hit a major military parade in Aden

Attacks by the Shi’ite Houthi movement against pro-Saudi and pro-UAE targets in southern Yemen have killed at least 51 people, most of them military forces loyal to the UAE, and a high-ranking UAE official.

The largest incident was a missile fired by the Houthis, which hit a military parade in the southern capital of Aden. The casualties included a number of military commanders, and parading fighters.

Despite drone and missile attacks being launched by the Houthis, and the Houthis being very clear about that fact, Saudi Arabia wasn’t going to miss a chance to use anything bad happening to blame Iran.

The Saudi ambassador said that the attacks, which again are by the Houthis, prove that Iran “shares common goals” with ISIS and al-Qaeda, even though those two factions have been fighting the Houthis for years, and have at times been armed by UAE-backed forces.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.