Weapons for the Shi’ites who are rebelling against the Yemeni government. “Iranian ship laden with weapons seized off Yemen,” by Nasser Arrabyee for Gulf News, October 27 (thanks to Sr. Soph):
Sanaa: An Iranian ship laden with various weapons believed to be for Al Houthi rebels was seized Monday off the Yemeni coasts of the Midi harbour in the far northern west of the country, security sources said Tuesday.
The 5-member crew, 4 Iranians and Indian, were taken immediately to the capital Sanaa for investigation.
The security sources believed that the ship was in its way to unload its weapon shipment, which includes anti-armour missiles, somewhere close to Haradh where it could be hidden in a farm before Al Houthi rebels collected them.
The Haradh area is only tens of kilometers from the western frontline of Al Malahaid.
Earlier on Monday, the independent paper Al Ahali said that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards train Al Houthi rebels in training camps in neighboring Eritrea. The paper also said that the Iranian revolutionary guards transport the weapons through the Eritrean harbour of Asab, from where it is transported to Yemen’s Midi Harbour.
Abdullah Al Mahdoon, one rebel leader, who surrendered himself to the army earlier this month, said in previous statements, that Al Houthi rebels receive unlimited support from the Iranian revolutionary guards, and experts from the Lebanese Hezbullah….