14 articles tagged "Bab el-Mandeb"
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Iran Sows Mines, Also Self-Protects against Reprisals in Kind
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 9, 2017

Joins the club capable of using sonic and magnetic devices for clearing mines.

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UAE in Empire-Building Mode, Sets up New Base in Somalia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 2, 2017

Berbera is the emirate’s second Horn of Africa base after Assab, Eritrea.

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US twin sea buildup against China, NKorea, Iran
DEBKAfile Special Report February 19, 2017

Donald Trump marked his first month as US President with two major military gambits: The Nimitz-class USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier began patrols in the disputed waters of the South China Sea; and the US Navy expanded its presence in the Red Sea and the Strait of Bab El-Mandeb.
 

 

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Saudi Arabia, UAE Still Battling Iran for Bab al-Mandeb Strait
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 19, 2017

A life-and-death struggle is still underway between Saudi-led forces and Iran.

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Iranian radar in Yemen hit by US Tomahawks
Iran’s 34th fleet faces US flotilla opposite Yemen
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis October 14, 2016

Iran’s Navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced Thursday, Oct. 13, that the Iranian 34th Fleet had deployed warships to the Bab al-Mandeb strait opposite the shores of Yemen. 

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Iran Fights for Control of Key Bab Al-Mandeb Strait with C-802 Missiles Fired by Yemeni Proxy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 6, 2016

Supplied C-802 anti-ship missiles to Yemeni insurgents for blocking Red Sea routes to world shipping.

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New Israeli Early Warning Station in Eritrea Tracks Iran’s Movements
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 23, 2016

The installation can track Iranian and ISIS movements in Red Sea region.

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Saudi and Egyptian marines capture Iran-held island at Red Sea chokepoint
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 11, 2015

In a pivotal breakthrough in the Yemen civil war, Thursday, Dec. 11, Saudi,  Egyptian and UAR marines seized from Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels the Greater Hanish island, part of the strategic archipelago commanding the Strait of Bab al Mandeb, debkafile reports. This strait links the Indian Ocean with the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea – i.e. Africa and Asia. The Arab forces no doubt received help in their operation since Iran had converted the island into a regional arms supply depot and observation point for regional shipping, including Israeli sea traffic from Eilat.

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Iranian-Yemeni Houthi Footholds on Red Sea Islands Threaten Saudis, Suez
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 18, 2015

Iran has chosen to plant Houthi forces with heavy arms on island clusters capable of blocking the Red Sea and Suez Canal to shipping as well as threatening the Saudi eastern seaboard.

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Sitting Pretty on Hormuz, Iran is Ready to Grab the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb Too
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 11, 2015

Iran is sitting pretty on the Strait of Hormuz since Washington refrained from slapping down its attacks on commercial vessels. Now the Iranian navy is eyeing the Red Sea’s Strait of Bab el-Mandeb.

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Why Is The Gulf Certain US and Iran Faked Near-Collision at Sea?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 30, 2015

The Gulf believes in a US-Iranian conspiracy to divide control of the region’s seas and strategic straits between them, but Iran takes it one step further.

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Khamenei sends Iranian navy to Bab el-Mandeb Straits. Iran arms store for Hamas bombed in Libya
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 31, 2015

Control of the Red Sea Bab el-Mandeb Straits passed Tuesday, March 31 to pro-Iranian forces when the Yemeni Army’s 117th Brigade handed positions guarding the waterway to two Houthi commando battalions, debkafile reveals. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered two task forces to sail to the region to reinforce Houthi control of the strategic straits. Iran was involved in another development Tuesday, when unidentified aircraft bombed and destroyed a base in Burak, southwestern Libya, used by Iran to store arms purchased in Sudan for the Palestinian Hamas.

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Sunni Arab Camp Rises up against Tehran in Yemen and Obama’s Pro-Iran Policy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 26, 2015

The surprise Saudi-Egyptian-GCC military action in Yemen for cutting down Iran’s proxy Houthis may be the opening shot for further Sunni action against Shiite Iran’s Middle East positions.

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Iran’s Dash for Yemeni Ports and Red Sea Straits Stalled by Saudi-Egyptian Intervention
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 26, 2015

In the Yemen operation, the Sunni camp led by Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the GCC cuts short Iran’s supplies to the Houthi rebels and advance on Aden.

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