Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis carried out drone attacks against the country’s Bir Ali and Ash Shihr oil export terminals over 18-19 October. The attacks came just weeks after the group threatened to attack energy infrastructure in Yemen and the wider region following the expiry of a crucial peace agreement (MEES, 7 October)

The escalation follows intensified Houthi demands for economic concessions by the Saudi-backed Yemeni government, including securing a portion of government monies to finance the payroll of the movement’s own fighters and employees. (CONTINUED - 938 WORDS)