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NOTnew present of drive from London and Washington. American and British forces carried out air strikes in several sectors of Yemen in a single day from Thursday to Friday so as to “undermine” the navy capabilities of the Houthi rebels concerned in assaults on maritime site visitors within the Red Sea in help of Gaza.

These joint strikes had been carried out towards 13 Houthi websites to stop future assaults by Yemeni rebels, stated the US navy Command for the Middle East (Centcom), which additionally stated it had shot down 8 drones.

“British forces took part in a joint operation with US forces aimed at undermining the military capabilities of the Houthis who continue to carry out attacks on international shipping in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden,” the ministry beforehand stated of Defense in a short press launch.

Strong explosions within the capital Sanaa

According to the ministry, intelligence “confirmed” that two websites within the Hodeida sector had been concerned in assaults on maritime site visitors, with homes serving as drone pilothouses and locations to retailer long-term flying gadgets. scope. Another web site positioned south of Hodeida was additionally used to hold out drone assaults towards worldwide maritime site visitors, based on this supply.

READ ALSO Attacks within the Red Sea: what’s the “Guardian of Prosperity” operation, which hit the Houthis? Witnesses and native media beforehand reported strikes that focused totally different areas of Yemen, together with the capital Sanaa and the port metropolis of Hodeida. AFP journalists heard loud explosions in these two cities. According to the al-Masira channel, managed by the Houthi rebels, strikes additionally focused telecommunications infrastructure within the metropolis of Taiz. Al-Masira reported “several” deaths and accidents within the strikes, studies that it was not doable to independently confirm at this stage.

Ships hit

The Houthis claimed accountability for the assault on a bulk provider and a number of other different vessels off Yemen on Wednesday, saying it was a response to Israeli strikes on Rafah, a Palestinian city that has grow to be the epicenter of the warfare within the Gaza strip.

A Greek ship was notably broken this week by Houthi missile hearth off the coast of Yemen the place American forces additionally intercepted 5 drones, based on the American Military Command for the Middle East (Centcom). And an oil tanker was hit in mid-November by a missile off the coast of Yemen, based on a maritime safety firm. Since November, the Houthis have carried out dozens of assaults within the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, claiming to focus on ships in solidarity with the Palestinians, within the context of the lethal warfare between Israel and Hamas.

READ ALSO American strikes in Yemen: the story of the nail and the hammerThe United States, an in depth ally of Israel, arrange a multinational drive in December to guard navigation on this strategic space and launched strikes in Yemen towards the Houthis in January, with the assistance of the United Kingdom. But these strikes haven’t deterred the Houthis, who management massive swaths of Yemen and say they’re now additionally concentrating on American and British ships, along with these linked to Israel.

Palestinian Hamas, Yemeni Houthi rebels and Lebanese Hezbollah are a part of the “axis of resistance”, a grouping of armed actions hostile to Israel and the United States, supported by Iran.