Report: Hundreds of Houthi rebels were trained by IRGC in Iran

This photo released by the Houthi Media Center shows Houthi forces boarding the cargo ship Galaxy Leader, November 19, 2023. (Houthi Media Center via AP, File)
This photo released by the Houthi Media Center shows Houthi forces boarding the cargo ship Galaxy Leader, November 19, 2023. (Houthi Media Center via AP, File)

According to a report in the UK Telegraph, the Houthi rebel group which has been terrorizing ships traversing the Red Sea were trained at “an elite Iranian naval academy.”

The report says that around 200 members of the group received training in Iran from its Revolutionary Guard Corps at the Khameini Academy of Naval Sciences and Technology in Ziba Kenar, citing several defense sources.

The newspaper also cites sources saying that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has “taken a personal role” in the Houthi activities in the Red Sea and has ordered further weapons and equipment to be supplied to the rebel group.

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