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Israel 'to bomb Houthi positions in Yemen': report

The Houthi rebels are backed by Iran [AFP]

Date of publication: 23 August, 2019

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A Kuwaiti newspaper has revealed Israel will bomb Houthi points in the Bab al-Mandab strait where Iran has allegedly been transporting them weapons.

Israel plans to bomb Yemen to target the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in the country, according to a report.

Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarida released a report saying Israel is planning on to strike sensitive positions on the Bab al-Mandeb strait linking the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

The newspaper, which cited an anonymous informed source, said Israeli intelligence agency Mossad has been monitoring activities in the Yemeni strait, finding Iranian attempts to transport weapons to the Houthi rebels.

The source added Tel Aviv shared information with Arab states, not elaborating on which ones.

Israel reportedly briefed the United States on the developments and provided information on Iran transporting weapons using the strait, according to al-Jarida.

This comes as US officials confirming earlier suspicions that Israel has been taking part in strikes in Iraq on Shia bases.

Senior US officials told The New York Times that Israel has bombed at least one base of Iran-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militia in Iraq.

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