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US-British attacks rock Sana’a, other areas in northern Yemen

Sunday 4-February-2024


The US and British armies carried out on Saturday night a renewed spate of strikes on alleged Houthi targets in northern Yemen from fighter jets and destroyers.

According to local media sources in Yemen, US-British strikes bombed different sites in the cities of Sana’a, Dhamar, Hajjah, al-Bayda, and Taizz.

Violent explosions reportedly rocked the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, overnight following multiple strikes on mountainous areas near populated neighborhoods, mainly in the districts of Faj Attan and al-Nahdain.

The US-led coalition against Yemen claimed they struck 36 Houthi targets at 13 locations in Yemen last night “in response to the Houthis’ continued attacks against international and commercial shipping as well as naval vessels transiting the Red Sea.

The militaries of Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands and New Zealand also provided support in Saturday’s actions, according to the US army.

Saturday’s strikes are the third time in recent weeks the US and UK launched against Houthi targets as part of a joint operation. On January 11, the two militaries struck approximately 30 Houthi sites. Less than two weeks later, the US and UK struck eight other sites, according to the CNN website.

The US-British strikes against Yemen came one day after the US launched attacks on more than 85 targets allegedly belonging to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its affiliated military groups in Syria and Iraq in response to last weekend’s drone strike on a Jordanian base which killed three US service members and injured many others.

Many cargo ships have avoided the sea routes near Yemen and sailed a much longer route around southern Africa since the Houthi group and its armed forces started launching attacks on vessels in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea in response to the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza.

Despite the attacks, the Houthi group and the Yemeni armed forces said they would continue to prevent Israeli ships or those heading for the ports of occupied Palestine from navigating the Arab and Red Seas until the Israeli aggression and siege against the Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip come to a halt.

The Houthi group also affirmed that its forces would not hesitate to target all sources of threat in the Arab Sea and the Red Sea within its legitimate right to defend Yemen and to continue supporting the oppressed Palestinian people.

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