US, UK Launch Joint Strikes on Yemen

US, UK Launch Joint Strikes on Yemen

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The United States and Britain executed a joint attack on targets across Yemen in retaliation for Yemen's military strikes on vessels linked to Israeli regime, which intensified a genocidal war in the Gaza Strip.

Reports from American media outlets confirm the involvement of warplanes and Tomahawk missiles in Thursday's attacks.

Yemeni official Abdulsalam Jahaf disclosed that the strikes targeted cities including Sanaa and Hudaydah. Jahaf asserted, "Now America, Britain, and Israel are launching raids on Hudaydah, Sanaa, Dhamar, and Saada," vowing to discipline them.

Yemeni sources attribute the attacks to "American aggression with British participation."

The US President Joe Biden acknowledged the assaults, specifying collaboration with Britain and support from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, and the Netherlands. Biden emphasized the willingness to take further measures against Yemeni targets.




Yemeni Armed Forces, in recent months, have targeted vessels linked to Israel, supporting Palestinians in Gaza. The ongoing Israeli war, since October 7, has claimed nearly 23,500 Palestinian lives, primarily women and children, with over 59,167 others injured. Thousands remain missing and presumed dead.

Earlier, Head of Yemen Ansarallah Movement Abdul-Malik al-Houthi had warned of a "big" response if the US and its allies proceeded with military attacks. He clarified Yemen's stance, sparing non-coalition ships and emphasizing solidarity with Gaza.

"Any American attack will not remain without a response. The response will be greater than the attack that was carried out with twenty drones and a number of missiles," he said.

The Yemenis declared solidarity with Gaza in late October, reacting to Israel’s offensive against the Palestinian enclave. They have since carried out over 20 attacks on various shipping vessels linked to Israel in the Red Sea, a major trade route connecting Europe and Asia via the Suez Canal. Major shipping companies have responded by rerouting their ships around Africa, driving up prices and insurance costs.

Recent incidents prompted the US Central Command to defend against missile and drone attacks. British Defense Secretary Grant Schapps justified action, citing the threat to a crucial sea route.

Jahaf, responding to threats, affirmed Yemen's readiness to counter American aggression and asserted the nation's strength against any opposition. “Respond to any American aggression,” and make the US “kneel and burn its battleships and all its bases and everyone who co-operates with it, no matter what the cost,” he said.

“The world must prepare to hear America's defeat, and I say it with all pride: We will tread on America with our feet, and whoever does not know us, the battlefields will know about our strength and strength,” Jahaf added.




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