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Houthis trying to target Saudi Arabia’s holy place

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An aerial view shows the Clock Tower and the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, on October 16, 2013. Saudi Arabia said that around 1.98 million pilgrims are performing this year's annual Muslim pilgrimage, the hajj, sharply fewer than last year due to reduced quotas. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

In a new attempt, Houthi rebels launched ballistic missiles attack on parts of Saudi Arabia, but the ballistic missiles have been intercepted over Taif, one heading for Mecca and the other for Jedda and fortunately destroyed by the Kingdom’s air defense forces.
The fragments of the missile landed in Wadi Jalil, which extends to Mecca. This is the second time the Houthi militias attempt to target the holy city.
Houthi rebels, who are directly supported by the Iranian government, are trying to pave the way for Iran’s revolutionary guards to implement their vicious goals in Yemen. The group has launched various terrorist and cowardly attacks in Yemen and areas bordering Saudi Arabia.
For example, the Iran-linked Houthi militias have targeted Saudi border towns and Riyadh with ballistic missiles and also claimed drone attacks on oil installations in Riyadh. Fortunately, all the attacks have been spoiled by the Kingdom’s air defense forces.
Despite their religious differences, the Houthis and Iran are very close. Iran is accused to have armed the Houthis as well as to have provided technical assistances as they did briefly open direct air traffic between Sanaa and Tehran which promised cheap oil deals.
In June the United Nations released a report saying that parts of missiles the Houthis fired at Saudi Arabia in 2017 had components manufactured in Iran, though experts were unable to determine if the technology or parts had actually been transferred from Iran.
The main goals of the Iran-linked Houthi rebels are to spread terror in Saudi Arabia and a number of Arabic countries. The group is operating with close cooperation of Iran’s revolutionary guards to implement the vicious goals of the Iranian government in the region.
In Syria, the Iran-linked Fatemyoun whose members are mostly Afghans and some other groups backed by Iran have similar aims. Meanwhile, another Iran-lined Hizbollah group is responsible for trafficking narcotics in the region. The group’s goal is to make a large number of youth addict to drugs in a number of Islamic countries. The Fatemyoun group is widely supported by the Iranian government as the government of Iran has repeatedly declared its support from the group.
World and European countries have condemned recent attacks and said that drone attacks on Saudi oil installations and ballistic missile attacks on some parts of Saudi Arabia including the holy place claimed by Houthis was an unacceptable act. In the meantime, Islamic and Arabic countries have also condemned in the strongest the drone attacks carried out by Houthis on oil installations in Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia this week.
The Islamic countries in their separate statements expressed their solidarity with Saudi Arabia and reiterated their full support against any threat to stability and security of the Kingdom.
Ustad Abdul Latif Fazli

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.