Mobilization of Fighters Continues in Yemen's Al-Hudaydah Amid Preparation for War in Red Sea

Sheba Intelligence | 2024-01-08 07:13 PM UTC


The Public Mobilization Division in the southern districts of Al-Hudaydah province organized on Sunday a parade of some groups of graduates who completed military and ideological courses as part of the Ansar Allah (Houthi) group preparation for a battle against the American forces in the Red Sea.

The Houthi leadership began further preparation for war after the U.S. forces sank three Houthi boats, killing ten fighters in the Red Sea on December 31. According to Houthi officials, the battle title is "The Promised Conquest and Holy Jihad."

During the parade of the graduate fighters in Al-Hudayadah, several defense and security commanders attended, emphasizing their preparedness to support the Palestinian people against the U.S.-backed "Zionist entity, which is committing heinous crimes in the Gaza Strip."

Ahmed Albashri, the deputy governor of Al-Hudaydah, said during the parade, "A few kilometers away from this place, the supporters of Israel are stationed. We say to the Americans and the Israelis: This is our popular army, and from the West Coast, it is ready to drown you in the Red Sea with the power and help of God."

Over the past few weeks, the Houthi group deployed more fighters to Al-Hudaydah, which overlooks the Red Sea. This province is the center from which its naval operations are launched, and its ports provide the group with massive revenues.

Last week, sources told Sheba Intelligence that Houthi military leaders visited highlands overlooking Al-Hudaydah and the Red Sea, including Raymah, Al Mahwit, and Hajjah as ballistic missile launch pads were deployed in some of those highlands.


On Sunday, Houthi spokesperson Mohammed Abdulsalam said that the continued American support for Israel will cause the situation in the region to explode. He added, "America must bear the consequences of this arrogance and realize that its militarization of the Red Sea will not prevent Yemen from continuing support operations for the Palestinian resistance in Gaza."

Houthis have launched more than 20 attacks on shipping lanes in the Red Sea and several strikes at Israel. The group says its operations will not stop regardless of the challenges it will face.