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As of: January 13, 2024 4:31 a.m

There have apparently been new assaults in Yemen following the air strikes by the USA and Great Britain on Houthi insurgent positions. This was reported by each Houthi media and US tv channels that evening.

According to Houthi media, there have been new assaults in Yemen. The Houthis-run Al-Masirah tv channel reported “a series” of assaults by the US and Britain early within the morning. At least one goal within the capital Sanaa was hit.

Meanwhile, the US information channel CNN reported, citing a US authorities consultant, that the USA had attacked a radar station utilized by the militia. The US tv station ABC and the New York Times additionally reported renewed assaults on a radar system.

Evaluation of final evening’s army strikes continues to be ongoing

The USA and Great Britain carried out a army strike in opposition to the Houthis on Friday evening with the assist of different allies. It was a response to repeated Houthi assaults on worldwide service provider ships within the Red Sea.

The allies attacked virtually 30 Houthi army websites within the strike on Friday evening, stated Lieutenant General Douglas Sims, who’s liable for army operations on the Pentagon. The analysis has not but been accomplished. But he is aware of that the rebels’ capabilities for additional assaults have been weakened.

Sims stated simply over 150 kinds of ammunition have been used within the assaults. The Houthis stated 5 of their members have been killed within the assaults. Six others have been injured. The assaults hit the capital Sanaa in addition to the provinces of Hudaida, Tais, Hajjah and Saada.

The Houthis had introduced retaliation and stated they’d proceed their assaults on service provider ships within the Red Sea allegedly linked to Israel. Since the Gaza conflict broke out between Israel and the Islamist Hamas, the Houthis have repeatedly attacked ships with alleged Israeli connections within the Red Sea. Large transport corporations are more and more avoiding the route.

US Navy: Ships ought to keep away from elements of the Red Sea

Before the renewed assaults on Houthi positions in Yemen, the US Navy on Friday requested ships crusing underneath the American flag to steer clear of areas round Yemen within the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden for the subsequent 72 hours.

The US army and the White House stated they anticipated a doable counterattack by the Houthis following allied airstrikes on their services in Yemen. US President Joe Biden indicated on Friday that the rebels must put together for additional potential army strikes in the event that they continued their “outrageous behavior”.

Russia condemns assaults in UN Security Council

In the night, Russia, which has been waging a large-scale, brutal conflict of aggression in opposition to Ukraine for nearly two years, strongly condemned the assaults by the USA and Great Britain on Houthi militia positions in Yemen at an emergency assembly of the UN Security Council.

British UN Ambassador Barbara Woodward stated her nation’s armed forces had taken “limited, necessary and appropriate steps in self-defense.” “During this operation, particular care was taken to minimize the risk to civilians.”

Guterres requires compliance with the UN decision

US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield instructed the Security Council that no nation’s ships have been protected from Houthi assaults within the Red Sea. “Whether a ship is flying the US flag or the flag of another country, all of our ships are vulnerable.” Thomas-Greenfield additionally stated that with out Iran’s assist, the Houthi rebels would have little skill to assault service provider ships within the Red Sea.

The United Nations’ strongest physique issued a decision on Wednesday calling for an finish to Houthi assaults on service provider ships within the Red Sea and upholding the correct of member states to defend ships in opposition to such assaults.

On Friday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres known as for compliance with the decision from all sides. The Huthi assaults on service provider ships are unacceptable, Guterres stated in New York, based on the assertion. The rebels must abide by a decision handed by the UN Security Council this week calling for an instantaneous halt to those assaults.

At the identical time, all UN member states that defended their ships should adhere to worldwide regulation, as set out within the decision, Guterres continued. He known as on everybody concerned to not escalate the scenario additional.

USA: “Don’t seek conflict with Iran”

After the bombings, the US assured that it didn’t need to transfer in the direction of an armed battle with Tehran. “We are not looking for conflict with Iran. We are not looking for escalation,” White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby instructed MSNBC tv. Kirby added that there was “no reason” for the scenario to escalate additional past the developments of the “past few days.”

Iran strongly condemned the assaults on the Houthi positions. Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani spoke of an “arbitrary action”, a “violation” of worldwide regulation and a violation of Yemen’s sovereignty. The militia itself threatened retaliation after the assaults.

USA impose sanctions

On Friday, the US authorities additionally imposed additional sanctions in response to repeated assaults on service provider ships. As the US Treasury Department introduced, the measures are aimed toward 4 service provider ships and two corporations based mostly in Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates. The US accuses them of supplying the Houthis with cash from the sale and cargo of Iranian items.

“The United States continues to target the illicit Iranian financial networks that finance the Houthis and facilitate their attacks,” the US authorities stated. “We will take all available measures to stop these destabilizing Houthi activities and their threats to global trade.”

After the assaults by the USA and different allies, tens of 1000’s of individuals took to the streets within the Yemeni metropolis of Sanaa.

Mass protests in Yemen

On Friday, tens of 1000’s of individuals took to the streets within the Yemeni capital Sanaa to reveal in opposition to assaults by the US, Britain and different allies in opposition to Houthi positions in Yemen. The Houthi-affiliated Al-Masirah tv channel confirmed photographs of tens of 1000’s gathering within the capital Sanaa. Angry demonstrators shouted: “We will not be discouraged. Let there be a great world war!”

Sanaa is underneath the management of the Houthi militia. There are additionally stated to have been demonstrations within the insurgent stronghold of Saada within the north of the nation. In the previous few weeks there have been repeated protests in Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen. The rebels commonly name for rallies following Friday prayers.