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Yemeni Hezbollah Able to Target Israeli Base in Eritrea

5 February 2017 19:08

 

A prominent political analyst said Tel Aviv has been frightened by the Monday attack against a Saudi frigate off the coast of Yemen as Israel’s base in Eritrea is within the range of the Yemeni missiles.

“Israel’s concern over the Yemeni navy’s attack against a Saudi frigate in the Red Sea is not anything normal as it indicates certain points,” Abdolhamid Zaher, a Yemeni analyst, said on Sunday.

“Israel fears Yemen’s power, specially its missile units,” he added.

Zaher also stressed that the Israeli military base in Eritrea is within the range of the Yemeni army and popular committees which is another source of concern for Tel Aviv.

The Arab Coalition led by Saudi Arabia admitted Monday that a Saudi frigate in the Red Sea near the port of Al Hudaydah in Western Yemen was attacked and damaged by the Yemeni army.

Sources affiliated to Ansarullah movement told al-Mayadeen news website that no less than 176 Saudi troops were on the frigate, including a military helicopter.

In a coalition statement, the Saudis claimed two were killed and three wounded.

More than 13,100 Yemeni people have been killed since the Saudi-led intervention began in March 2015, most of them civilians.

The Yemeni popular forces remain in control of the capital Sana’a and much of the densely populated highlands, as well as the main Red Sea port of Hodeida.

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