Middle East – The US-British alliance is unwilling to bow to the provocations of Iran's allies. On the evening of Saturday, February 3, airstrikes were launched targeting several Houthi rebel-held areas in Yemen, including the capital Sanaa. This is a joint operation against the Houthis by the US, the UK and their coalition partners.
A rebel TV channel backed by the Tehran regime was the first to make the announcement, blaming the United States and Great Britain. In Sanaa, witnesses reported strong explosions and intense aerial activity around midnight local time (10 p.m. in France). ” The US and British strikes targeted the areas of Sana'a, Hajjah, Tamar, al-Bayda, Taiz and Hodeidah. », pointed out Al-Massira TV (formerly Twitter) on X.
Citing U.S. officials, the Associated Press quickly confirmed that at least thirty insurgent targets were spread across ten locations. The attacks were carried out by US Air Force fighter jets from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and missile strikes from ships stationed in the Red Sea. You can watch it in our video above the article.
Drones, weapons and ships
A targeted attack has been carried out “Deeply buried weapons, missile systems and missiles, air defense systems and radars of the Houthis”The countries responsible for the strike confirmed it in a statement.
No strike “Aimed to further destabilize and degrade the ability of Iran-backed Houthi militias to carry out reckless and destabilizing attacks.” In the words of US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. The British Ministry of Defense for its part said its planes had hit two bases used for spying and attacking drones.
This Sunday, February 4, the United States announced a new strike against a Houthi anti-ship missile. “Ready to launch against ships in the Red Sea”According to US Middle East Command (CENTCOM).
In response to the attack, the Houthis have vowed for their part to retaliate against Western forces targeting them. New strikes “doesn't beat” The “Houthi support and response and impunity for Palestinians protesting in Gaza will not go away”, warned Yahya Sari, the Houthis' military spokesman. Without mentioning casualties, he reported 48 strikes “In the Last Hours” In six provinces, including the capital Sanaa and thirteen provinces around it, and in nine provinces in the Houthi-controlled Hodeidah region.
“The Houthis have mobilized.” in unity » With the Palestinians
Earlier this Saturday, US Middle East Command (CENTCOM) had already announced “ Around 7:20 pm » Local (ie 5:20 p.m. in Paris) to launch strikes in Yemen targeting six Houthi anti-ship missiles Ready to launch against ships in the Red Sea », these rebels close to Iran have stepped up attacks in recent weeks, particularly amid the conflict in Gaza.
The Houthis have been fighting for power in Yemen since 2014, controlling large swaths of the impoverished country on the Arabian Peninsula. Since mid-November, they have launched attacks on merchant ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, intercepting and firing missiles at Israel. They say they act like this.” in unity » With the Palestinians in Gaza. “Either we have peace in Palestine and Gaza, or you don't have peace and security in our region.”Another Houthi spokesman, Nasr al-Din Amar, warned in this regard on Saturday. “We respond to escalation with escalation. »
The US and Britain have conducted several strikes in recent weeks against Houthi targets in Yemen, including Sanaa. During the day on Friday, the Americans carried out strikes against elite Iranian troops and Iranian supporters based in Syria and Iraq, drawing the ire of Russia, which called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.
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