Friday, May 31, 2013

Report: Yemeni Houthis Fighting for Assad in Syria

Yemen's Houthi Shiite rebellion shows no signs of slowing, but it does show signs of spreading. Reportedly, the allies of Iran are heading to Syria to help embattled dictator Bashar al-Assad. Hundreds of fighters are passing through Lebanon with the help of Hezbollah and Iran. This comes after Hezbollah has pressed thousands of jihadis into the fight to assist the Syrian regime.

A Yemeni official told the paper that hundreds of Houthi rebels are fighting in Syria and they view the fighting there as a "holy jihad."

The source said that the fighters first travel to Hezbollah camps in Lebanon and then cross the border into Syria.

"The arrival of Houthi fighters in Syria coincided with the announcement of Hezbollah’s involvement in the fighting alongside the Syrian regime,” said the source.

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