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Iran: Enabling Houthi Attacks Across the Middle East
5 MINUTE READ
February 7, 2024

DIA report confirms the Houthis’

use of Iranian missiles and

unmanned aerial vehicles to

conduct attacks across the Middle East

 

By DIA Public Affairs

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 6, 2024

DIA report confirms the Houthis’ use of Iranian missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles to conduct attacks across Middle East

JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING — Analysis confirms that Houthi forces have employed various Iranian-origin missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles against military and civilian targets throughout the region, according to an unclassified report released today by the Defense Intelligence Agency.

“Iran: Enabling Houthi Attacks Across the Middle East” provides a comparative analysis of publicly available images of Iranian missiles and UAVs to those displayed and employed by Houthi forces in Yemen to attack commercial shipping in the Red Sea and civilian and port infrastructure across the region.

The report highlights the evolving and strengthening relationship between the Houthis and Iran. Since 2014, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) has provided the Houthis a growing arsenal of sophisticated weapons and training. Iran’s aid has enabled the Houthis to conduct a campaign of missile and UAV attacks against commercial shipping in the Red Sea since November 2023, threatening freedom of navigation and international commerce in one of the world’s most critical waterways.

DIA has released the report as part of ongoing transparency efforts to enhance public understanding of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s mission and to provide insights on Department of Defense and national security issues. Information within the report is considered current as of January 17, 2024.

Media may direct queries about the report to DIA Public Affairs at dia-pao@dodiis.mil.

LINK to report: https://www.dia.mil/Military-Power-Publications/

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