Shipment of Katyusha Rockets Headed to Houthis Intercepted

The Yemeni army said they intercepted a shipment of Katyusha rockets that was being transferred to the Iranian-backed militia.

According to September Net — which is run by the Ministry of Defense — a military patrol seized a big truck that was carrying Katyusha rockets in a road that links the eastern province of Shabwah to Al Bayda’ Governate, which is located in central Yemen.

A military source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the driver is being interrogated to get details on the shipment and its source

Yemeni Intelligence reiterated it was not the first time arms shipments had been intercepted either in Yemen or on territorial waters.

The Yemeni army, with the assistance of the Arab coalition, has been working tirelessly to prevent weapons from being delivered to Houthis by Iran, which uses various ways to smuggle weapons to its allies, the Houthi militia.

Saudi Arabia is leading the Arab coalition — which includes the UAE — that is fighting the rebels at the request of Yemeni President Abdrabu Mansur Hadi.

Iran, for its part, continues to deny arming the Yemeni rebels, despite evidence presented by the US the Arab coalition.

The Houthi insurgents have been lately launching numerous Katyusha rockets, some on residential areas in al-Hodiedah and Hajja provinces, despite a ceasefire deal brokered by the UN.

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