Jeddah- Yemen is no different than other Arab countries, as for four years Yemen has experienced Iranian intervention in form of funds and artillery. Tehran has hinged on proxies throughout the region to put on a center role in the Yemeni insurgency, in which Iranian proxies direct militant boot camps, missile and explosive manufacture.
Hezbollah has been Tehran’s top choice for the accomplishment of its agenda since 2011. At the time, the Arab region wholly underwent a critical stage of embattlement and intrusion, which facilitated Hezbollah’s access to the Somali Peninsula and later to the center of Sana’a. Proxies left unmonitored mobilized easily, given that during that period they were not classified as terrorist organizations.
Agents departed from Dahieh, predominant Shi’ite suburb south of Beirut, Lebanon. Before launching the mission, Hezbollah leadership presented all what they have received from Tehran to a carefully selected set of proxies from the Houthi militia known by “Ansar Allah”. Houthis benefited from Iranian donations and provided a suitable foundation to extract trained militants capable of manufacturing explosives and exploiting weaponry. The setup all was precedent to the official declaration of the Houthi insurgency in 2015.
Houthis dominating vast landscape, assets and cities especially in Tihamah gave Hezbollah a main route access to the Red Sea. Hezbollah planned to impose a novel reality for the Middle East.
Houthis having control over coastal areas gave access to several Hezbollah units which later dispatched for directorates and capital outlying towns where they directed training centers for militants.
It wasn’t until 2015 that, according to military sources, Hezbollah’s extent of involvement was clear. The latter has saved up no effort on providing the insurgents with all of financial support, logistics, military training and means for synthesizing explosives to the point of specialized independency.
Military experts all agreed that militias displaying up-to-date military techniques could not have appeared out of thin air. With acquired documentation, it is no longer a far-off assumption that side-by-side ousted President Ali Abdallah Saleh supporters and Houthi militias have been recruited firsthand by Hezbollah agents who were wired to Iranian conduct.