The Iran-Israel War in Bab Al-Mandab (Video)

Sheba Intelligence | 2023-10-17 05:24 AM UTC


The Iran-backed Ansar Allah (Houthi) group in Yemen has threatened to join the war against Israel to support the Axis of Resistance, namely the Iran-allied groups in the region.


Last week, the Houthi group chief, Abdulmalek Al-Houthi, said he would intervene in the Hamas-Israel conflict if the United States intervenes. He threatened to respond to US intervention in Gaza with drones, missiles, and other military options.


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Sheba Intelligence has monitored the movements of the Houthi missile force and drones as part of the war scenarios that may start in Yemen under the pretext of confronting the United States and Israel.


The Houthi group has different centers in Yemen and can engage in the war from the following centers.


The first center:



From this center, the group threatens trade routes and international forces in the Red Sea to the west of Yemen. A naval Houthi force was trained over the past days in the port of Al-Luhiyah in Al-Hudaydah on acts of piracy, targeting ships, planting booby-trapping on international shipping routes, and smuggling weapons. The Houthis also stored naval missiles in Al-Khasham of Hajjah and Al-Qanawis of Al-Hudaydah.


Naval missiles were transported from several areas, the most important of which was from a workshop in the Bajil area of Al-Hudaydah. The Houthis deployed the missiles in the Red Sea.


The second center:  

   Taiz  and  Al-Bayda

This Scenario is based on closing the Bab al-Mandab Strait and targeting international forces in the Gulf of Aden, and forces allied with the UAE to the south of Yemen.


The Houthis installed ballistic missile platforms in the Air Defense Brigade in Al-Amaki, Taiz. These missiles are aimed to hit military bases in Taiz, 20 km away; Aden Airport, 140 km away; and Al-Anad base, 90 km away. They will likely target the West Coast forces in Mocha, 100 km away, and the forces present on Mayun Island, 140 km away, leading to the closure of Bab al-Mandab.


Most of the Houthi operations are launched from Al-Bayda province, which overlooks strategic locations in South Yemen. The vocational institute in the Alsawma’ah district has turned into a center for drones, and there are other places where ballistic missiles are stored.


The third center



From this center, the United Arab Emirates may be attacked with long-range Houthi missiles. The Houthis have installed large ballistic missiles in areas near Al-Hazm district in Al-Jawf province. Informed sources say that these missiles will be used for targeting Abu Dhabi, 1,370 km away, and Dubai, 1,485 km away. They may exploit the events to attack Marib, 100 km away, or the Saudi border, 150 km away from this Yemeni province.


The fourth center

Sa’ada and Amran


There is a huge movement of missiles and drones in Sa’ada.  


The Israeli port of Eilat is more than 1,600 km away from Yemen, and it is not known whether the Houthis can launch a missile strike Israel directly, but they are intensifying the transfer of missiles and drones, and they have installed radars that contribute to guiding in their operations. Al-Malahidh of Sa’ada has an operations room with foreign experts to launch attacks on the Saudi border.


In Wadi Nushur in Saada, there is a mobile center for drones. Wadi Fella and Majz areas in Sa’ada, less than 100 km away from the Saudi port of Jizan,

 are witnessing military movements.


There are missile development workshops and launch pads in Raydah and Dhibin Districts in Amran province. In the Al-Jabal Al-Aswad area in Amran, there is a Ladar station, an air defense system, and a warehouse for rocket-propelled grenades.



The fifth center


This Scenario will depend on using long-range missiles in different directions from The capital, Sanaa. In Bani Hushaish district of  Sanaa, some types of missiles are being rehabilitated and developed in special workshops.


Though the Houthi military preparations in different provinces are all critical, Sanaa is the group’s central hub of forces and has the most significant impact on the group’s military mobilization.


In the Al-Sabubaha and Arhab areas of Sanaa,  there are warehouses for cruise missiles, Quds rockets, and other types of missiles. There are also workshops for the maintenance and manufacturing of missiles.


The Houthi leaders and experts from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard use the Emirati embassy in Sanaa as an operations room and control center for communications and information tracking.