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US and British Troops Launch New Wave of Attacks Against Houthi Targets in Yemen


United States and British troops launched a new wave of attacks against 18 targets Houthi in Yemen. This comes after weeks of unrelenting attacks on Red Sea ships by the Iran-backed rebels.

Reported by AFP, Sunday (25/2/2024), in a joint statement, the attack was said to specifically target 18 Houthi targets in eight locations in Yemen, including weapons storage facilities, attack drones, air defense systems, radars and helicopters.

The agreement was co-signed by Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Canada, the Netherlands and New Zealand, which provided unspecified ‘support’ to the new attacks. It is understood the attack was the second this month and the fourth since the Houthis began their attacks on ships in the region.


“The more than 45 attacks carried out by the Houthis on commercial and naval vessels since mid-November constitute a threat to the global economy, as well as regional security and stability, and demand an international response,” the statement said.

Houthi-run Al-Masirah television reported ‘a series of raids in the capital Sanaa’. Meanwhile AFP correspondents in the rebel-held city in western Yemen said they heard several loud explosions.

“The United States will not hesitate to take action, if necessary, to defend life and the free flow of commerce in one of the world’s most vital waterways,” Pentagon Chief Lloyd Austin said in a separate statement after the attack.

“We will continue to explain to the Houthis that they will suffer the consequences if they do not stop their illegal attacks, which are harming the Middle East economy, causing environmental damage, and disrupting the delivery of humanitarian aid to Yemen and other countries,” he continued.

Meanwhile, the Houthi military spokesman, Yahya Saree, opposed this and vowed in a statement on social media that they would face it.

“Confronting the American-British escalation with more qualitative military operations against all enemy targets in the Red Sea and Arabian Sea,” said Saree.

Furthermore, the British Ministry of Defense said four Royal Air Force Typhoon FGR4 aircraft targeted “several long-range drones, used by the Houthis for reconnaissance and attack missions,” on Saturday, at a location northeast of Sanaa.

Saturday’s attack came after several merchant ships were hit this week in the region, including the fertilizer-laden Rubymar, whose crew had to abandon ship after it was hit several days ago and began taking on water.

Britain’s maritime security agency UKMTO reported another attack on an unnamed ship near the port of Djibouti on Saturday evening. Britain’s maritime safety agency said there had been “an explosion near the vessel, no damage was reported to the vessel and there were no injuries to the crew.” .”

“The ship is heading to its next port of call,” he added in a bulletin.


2024-02-25 03:06:40
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