Yemeni official: Houthis had missile launchers set to menace neighboring countries

Yemeni official: Houthis had missile launchers set to menace neighboring countries
File image: ammo storage explosion. (Image: Reuters TV via NATO)

[Ed. – It’s plausible.  With the complete American pull-out, this isn’t a backwater fight now.  Iran and the Houthis will be going full bore.  The “mushroom cloud” claim is poorly worded and wouldn’t relate solely to the presence of missile warheads.  There may have been other ordnance stored at the site.]

A Saudi-led military operation has targeted a base where Iranian-backed Houthi fighters had set up long-range missiles and pointed them towards the southern Yemeni city of Aden and neighouring countries, a Yemeni official said on Saturday.

The official told Reuters that Yemeni authorities had received information that Iranian experts had brought in parts for the missiles at the base, located south of Sanaa. …

The official, a member of the Yemeni delegation at an Arab League summit in Egypt, showed Reuters mobile phone pictures of a huge orange mushroom cloud, saying it was the force of the rockets exploding at the base after it was targeted.

He did not specify which countries the rockets were directed at.

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