Yemen Targets US Warship in Gulf of Aden in Pro-Palestine Strike

Yemen Targets US Warship in Gulf of Aden in Pro-Palestine Strike

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Yemen's Armed Forces executed a new strike against a US warship in the Gulf of Aden, demonstrating solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza facing a US-backed Israeli war.

Brigadier General Yahya Saree, the forces' spokesperson, announced on Monday that the USS Lewis B. Puller had been hit by a naval missile on Sunday evening.

Saree highlighted the role of the targeted US Navy ship in providing logistical support to American forces involved in the Saudi-led military aggression against Yemen. He stated, "The operation lies within measures taken by the Yemeni Armed Forces in defense of Yemen and support of the oppressed Palestinian people."

Emphasizing their commitment, Saree declared that Yemeni forces would persist in blocking Israeli navigation in the Arabian Sea and the Red Sea, preventing ships from reaching ports in the occupied lands until Israel ceases its Gaza offensive and lifts the siege on Palestinian territory.

Israel initiated a brutal war on Gaza on October 7, following a significant operation by the Palestinian Hamas resistance group against the occupying regime. Throughout this aggression, the US has provided unwavering military support to Israel that had resulted in the death of at least 26,422 Palestinians, predominantly women and children, and injuring at least 65,087 others.

In solidarity with besieged Gaza, Yemeni forces have targeted ships in the southern Red Sea, the Bab al-Mandeb Strait, the Gulf of Aden, and the Arabian Sea with connections to Israel or those traveling to and from ports in the occupied territories. In response to the maritime campaign supporting Palestine, the US and its allies have launched strikes on Yemen, violating the country's sovereignty and international law. Consequently, Yemen has declared American and British vessels as legitimate targets for its armed forces.

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