Yemen's Houthis Prepare for a Long War Against International Forces

Sheba Intelligence | 2024-01-15 01:07 PM UTC


The Houthi group is preparing for a long and complex war with the American-British coalition, employing various defensive and preventive measures.


While the Houthi forces continue to transfer air defense systems, ballistic missiles, and drone launchers to the coastal areas, they are taking measures to ensure the protection of their military and security commanders in the capital, Sana'a.


Military sources told Sheba Intelligence that the measures included digging underground tunnels, similar to the tunnels in the port of Al-Salif in Al-Hudaydah, equipping the tunnels with an underground operations room in which military leaders, including foreign experts, stay.


The group's ballistic missile systems were transferred from areas north of AlHudaydah to the Al-Katheeb coast. According to the sources, air defense systems were also transferred from their hideouts on the mountains in Hajjah to areas close to the coast.


Moreover, ballistic missiles were transferred from stores in Al-Madan area in Amran to other locations to facilitate the delivery of logistical support to coastal areas such as Al-Tur, Abs, and Shafar.


The sources confirmed that the Houthis in Sanaa are putting in place security precautions for fear of any penetration that would lead to targeting the group's military and security leadership.


The Houthi leadership asked every leading figure to change his location, forming teams to monitor the financial situation of field military commanders and those accompanying senior leaders in the group, said the sources.


The sources pointed out that plans had been made to camouflage the vehicles and move them to safe areas, create fake targets in the camps, deploy missile systems in the highlands, valleys, and between trees, and move some weapons to residential areas.


In addition, sources told Sheba Intelligence sources that the Houthis are using air defense systems in the ports of Al-Hudaydah, Al-Luhayah, and Al-Saleef to confront the military aircraft and drones of the American-British coalition, which began launching strikes on Yemen on Friday. The sources also said that Israeli aircraft bombed a radar site on the coast of Al-Katheeb of Al-Hudaydah on Saturday.


On Sunday evening, the US Central Command said that the Iran-backed Houthi group fired an anti-ship cruise missile towards the USS Laboon (DDG 58), which was operating in the southern Red Sea. The missile was shot down near the coast of Al-Hudaydah by American fighter aircraft.


Yesterday, Sheba Intelligence revealed the outcomes of the secret meeting of the  Houthi War Council headed by the leader of the Houthi group, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi. The meeting focused on finding technical solutions to prevent penetration of the group and spying on it, especially through satellite telecommunication systems. It also discussed information that predicts assassination attempts against the Houthi leaders and how to protect them against such attacks.


The clash between the Houthis and the American and British forces came after the Houthi group began targeting commercial ships that the group says belong to Israel or are bound for Israeli ports.