Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Monday, August 8, 2022
Iranian, Lebanese advisers said killed in explosion at Yemeni rebel camp
At least six Iranian and Lebanese advisers were killed in Yemen by a ballistic missile that exploded while being redeployed at a camp run by the Iran-backed Houthi rebel group, according to Arabic-language reports.
The reports carried by Saudi broadcaster Al Arabiya and Al-Hadath say dozens of Houthi fighters were also killed, and that the blast triggered a second explosion in a nearby factory and weapons dump near Yemen’s capital Sa’ana.
It was not clear from the reports if the Lebanese were linked with Hezbollah, another armed faction supported by Tehran.