The following report hosted by Marwa Osman from Beirut provides an update on key developments regarding events in Yemen, Iran and Iraq.
As the Yemeni armed forces continues its advance on the strategic city of Marib, resistance fighters from Ansarallah (Houthi) have liberated 10 out of 14 districts in the oil-rich province. Following days of intense fighting, the Yemeni resistance army has liberated large swathes of the Saudi-led coalition’s last northern stronghold. To discuss this issue with us from London is Patrick Henningsen, founder of the 21st Century Wire news website and host of the Sunday Wire.
Chief of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, stressed last week that Iran will not tolerate any hostile movements on its own announcing that “Iraq and the Kurdistan region should not allow the mercenaries of America and Israel to set up training camps on Iran’s borders.” The Iranian Revolutionary Guard has recently launched a series of strikes on the sites of the anti-Iranian militants in northern Iraq, and Tehran demanded the Iraqi government to take steps to prevent the activities of these groups. Meanwhile, drones and missile attacks on Erbil International Airport in northern Iraq have become a norm, where US-led coalition troops and reportedly the Mossad too are stationed. We discuss this issue with us from Beirut is Sharmine Narwani, journalist and columnist at the English language news magazine, The Cradle, which covers west Asian politics.
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