Yemen Targets 3 Ships in Support of Gaza, Retaliation for US-UK Strikes

Yemen Targets 3 Ships in Support of Gaza, Retaliation for US-UK Strikes

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Yemeni military forces targeted three ships in the Red and Arabian Seas as part of the operations in support of Gaza and also in retaliation for the US-UK aggression on Yemen.

The first operation was carried out by the missile force of Yemen’s Army against the Verbena cargo ship in the Arabian Sea, Spokesperson Brigadier General Yahya Saree said on Thursday, confirming that the vessel was hit, leading to a fire on board.

US Central Command CENTCOM released a statement saying that Verbena was struck by two missiles, which caused a fire on the ship.

In the second and third operations, the SeaGuardian and Athina vessels came under attack in the Red Sea by Yemeni ballistic missiles and drones, and were directly hit, the spokesperson added, Al Mayadeen reported.

General Saree emphasized that the operations came after the ships' owning companies violated the YAF's ban on entry into the ports of occupied Palestine.

This comes just one day after the Yemeni armed forces announced their first successful strike on a vessel using sea drones.

In a statement, Saree said that the YAF targeted the TUTOR vessel in the Red Sea using several ballistic missiles, in addition to sea and air drones, leading to severe damage to the ship, putting it at risk of sinking.

Shortly before the announcement, maritime security firms and shipping sources said that a Greek-owned cargo ship was struck by a small craft off Yemen's Red Sea port of Hodeidah and was not under the command of the crew after sustaining damage in its engine room.

On Wednesday, the US and Britain launched a joint aggression on Yemen, targeting a governmental facility in the al-Gabin district and a Radio Station in the Ramyah governorate.

It resulted in the injury of five civilians, including one who was critically injured, Al Mayadeen's correspondent in Sanaa reported.

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