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The Houthis denounce a new US attack on several cities in Yemen

The Yemeni Houthi rebels have reported this Sunday of new US attacks in the cities of Hodeida, in the west of the country, and Sada, in the northwest, both in territory controlled by the insurgency, all within the framework of military operations aimed at reducing their ability to attack ships in the Red Sea in “solidarity” with the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

The spokesperson for security issues of the Ministry of the Interior of the Houthis has indicated through its Telegram channel that “American-British aggression” has carried out a dozen attacks in Hodeida, while in Sada there have been at least four. bombings.

The insurgents have recorded a total of 48 air strikes during the last hours, of which thirteen have been launched against Sana’a, the capital, the Taiz region, Al Bayda and Hajjah, according to the military spokesman for the Houthi rebels, Yahya. Sari, on her Telegram channel.

“These attacks will not make us give up our moral, religious and humanitarian stance of firm support for the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip,” he added.

For its part, Washington has not given details about the bombings, the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) has only limited itself to publishing a video showing attacks from its destroyers ‘USS Gravely’, ‘USS Carney’ and ‘ USS Dwight Eisenhower’, “supporting attacks against Iran-backed Houthi targets.”

However, it has offered a summary of its activities prior to the latter, which consisted of an attack against a cruise missile at 5:30 a.m. (local time) and another at 10:30 a.m. against four anti-ship cruise missiles that were ” prepared” for its launch.

The day before, CENTCOM reported that it had carried out together with the United Kingdom – and with the support of several countries – attacks against 36 targets located in thirteen locations in Yemen controlled by the Houthis. “These multilateral coalition strikes focused on targets in the Houthi-controlled area of ​​Yemen used to attack international merchant ships and US Navy vessels,” a statement read.

The bombings, carried out on Saturday around 11:30 p.m. (local time) outside of ‘Operation Guardian of Prosperity’, took place against underground storage, command and control facilities, missile systems, drone storage, radars and helicopters.

The rebels, backed by Iran and who have controlled the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, and other areas in the north and west of the country since 2015, have launched several attacks against ships with some type of connection to Israel in the wake of the military offensive against the Strip. Gaza, which began after the attacks carried out on October 7 by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas).

Although they have assured that they guarantee the free navigation of the rest of the ships, the situation has led various companies – including four of the five main ones dedicated to maritime transport in the world – to suspend their operations through this maritime route, key for the international trade, or to divert their ships through much longer routes that involve going around the African continent through the Cape of Good Hope.


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