Akram a-Sayed, a military expert in Unit 3800 of Lebanese Hezbollah, was killed a few days ago while fighting with the Houthis on the frontline of Am Reish in Marib province, Yemen. According to some indications, he was killed as a result of artillery shelling by the Yemeni army and according to other indications he was killed as a result of a Saudi airstrike. The role of Hezbollah's 3800 Unit is to advise, train and assist Shiite proxy activists with an emphasis on Yemen (Houthis) and Iraq (Shiite militias). Unit 3800 operates in coordination with the Iranian Quds Force. Akram a-Sayed, 35, arrived in Yemen in August 2017 as part of the Lebanese Hezbollah force from Unit 3800. As far as we know, a-Sayed acquired his military expertise in Iran, among other places, with an emphasis on missile fire and the operation of UAVs. On December 3rd, A-Sayed arrived on the battlefield south of Marib in support of the Houthi forces. In our estimation, during the fighting a-Sayed militarily inaugurated Abu Ashraf al-Assadi as the commander of Houthi fighters in this sector. A-Sayed and al-Assadi were killed along with eight other Houthi personnel. A-Sayed's body was taken for burial in the area around Sa'dah, where Iranian and Hezbollah military experts who were killed aiding the Houthis are secretly buried. The publicity about the death of Akram a-Sayed sheds further light on the deep involvement of Iran and Lebanese Hezbollah in the fighting in Yemen and the extensive assistance given to the Houthis by the radical Shiite axis lead by Iran. This assistance is reflected in weapons, intelligence, training and close military advising during combat.

Akram a-Sayed, a military expert with the 3800 unit of Lebanese Hezbollah, was killed a few days ago while fighting with the Houthis on the frontline of Am Reish in Marib province, Yemen. According to some accounts, he was killed by artillery fire from the Yemeni army, and according to other accounts, he was killed by a Saudi airstrike.


The mission of Hezbollah’s Unit 3800 is to advise, train and assist Shiite proxy activists with an emphasis on Yemen (Houthis) and Iraq (Shia militias). Unit 3800 operates in coordination with the Iranian Quds Force.


Akram a-Sayed, 35, arrived in Yemen in August 2017 as part of Unit 3800’s Lebanese Hezbollah force. As far as we know, a-Sayed gained his military expertise in Iran, among other places, with a focus on missile fire and the operation of UAVs.


On December 3rd, A-Sayed arrived on the battlefield south of Marib to support the Houthi forces. Our assessment is that during the fighting, A-Sayed militarily inaugurated Abu Ashraf al-Assadi as the commander of Houthi fighters in this sector. A-Sayed and al-Assadi were killed along with eight other Houthi members. A-Sayed’s body was taken for burial in the Sa’dah area, where Iranian and Hezbollah military experts who were killed aiding the Houthis are secretly buried.


The publicity over the death of Akram a-Sayed sheds further light on the deep involvement of Iran and Lebanese Hezbollah in the fighting in Yemen and the extensive support given to the Houthis by the Iran-led radical Shiite axis. This support is reflected in weapons, intelligence, training, and close military advising during the fighting.

The Yemeni Information Minister Ma’amar Al-Ariani announcement about the death of Akram a-Sayed read on Yemen TV.
Tal Beeri

Tal Beeri

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  1. Isn’t it interesting that theUS News hardly reports any of this news from what is going from the Middle East!

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