News ID : 164200
Publish Date : 2/6/2024 1:20:22 PM
US, UK forces launch new wave of strikes on Yemen amid Gaza war

US, UK forces launch new wave of strikes on Yemen amid Gaza war

The United States and the United Kingdom have carried out strikes on positions in Yemen in a new wave of attacks against the Yemeni military, which has been targeting Israeli interests in the Red Sea in solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Yemen’s official Saba news agency, citing a security source speaking on condition of anonymity, reported that three aerial assaults targeted the eastern flank of the northwestern city of Sa’asa, which is located some 540 kilometers (336 miles) north of the capital Sana’a, early on Tuesday.

There were no immediate reports about possible casualties and the extent of damage caused.

The development came only a few hours after US and British warplanes struck two targets in the al-Katheeb region of the strategic western province of Hudaydah, with no quick reports about victims and damage available.

The United States and United Kingdom have been carrying out strikes against Yemen after the Biden administration and its allies offered the Tel Aviv regime unqualified support and said that Yemeni forces bear the consequences of their attacks against Israeli-owned ships or merchant vessels heading to the occupied territories.

Yemenis have declared their open support for Palestine’s struggle against the Israeli occupation since the regime launched a devastating war on Gaza on October 7 after the territory’s Palestinian resistance movements carried out a surprise retaliatory attack, dubbed Operation Al-Aqsa Storm, against the occupying entity.

Yemeni Armed Forces have said that they won’t stop their attacks until unrelenting Israeli ground and aerial offensives in Gaza, which have killed at least 27,478 people and wounded another 66,835 individuals, come to an end.

Leader of the Ansarullah resistance movement, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, has said that it is “a great honor and blessing to be confronting America directly.”

The attacks have forced some of the world’s biggest shipping and oil companies to suspend transit through one of the world’s most important maritime trade routes. Tankers are instead adding thousands of miles to international shipping routes by sailing around the continent of Africa rather than going through the Suez Canal.

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