The Ansar Allah Houthi group's military spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Sari, said that US-British aircraft carried out 48 raids on several Yemeni governorates, stressing that these strikes “will not stop us from supporting the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip. ” And will not pass without reaction.
Sari said in a statement on Sunday morning that the US-British aggression targeted sites in the governorates of Sanaa, Hodeidah, Taiz, al-Bayda, Hajjah and Saada.
For his part, Muhammad al-Bukaiti, a member of the political bureau of the Ansar Allah Houthi group, said in response to the raid, “We will face escalation with escalation, and until the aggression against Gaza stops. Our campaign will continue.”
On the other hand, a US-British statement revealed that raids were carried out on 36 Houthi targets in 13 locations in Yemen, and US officials described tonight's raid to CNN as “the next round of retaliation for the killing of soldiers in Jordan.” . “The attacks against the Houthis are separate from the US response in Iraq and Syria,” he quoted a senior US administration official as saying.
destruction of missiles
In turn, US Central Command (CENTCOM) said it destroyed 6 anti-ship cruise missiles in Yemen that were equipped to launch at ships in the Red Sea.
Centcom said in a statement
He stressed that this measure would protect freedom of navigation and make international waters safer.
Earlier on Saturday, Centcom announced it had shot down 12 drones in Houthi-controlled areas over the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden in Yemen on Friday.
In solidarity with Gaza – which has been the victim of Israeli aggression with US support since last October 7 – the Houthis are targeting cargo ships belonging to Israel in the Red Sea, with missiles and drones, causing a negative impact on the movement of shipping Is. Trade and supply.
According to the Anatolia Agency, tensions in the Red Sea have entered a phase of significant escalation since the Houthis directly targeted an American ship on January 9, as they target cargo ships within the framework of solidarity with the Gaza Strip. were making. Operated by Israeli companies or transporting goods to and from Israel.