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US, UK Conduct 424 Strikes in Yemen Since January 12


Fri 05 Apr 2024 | 01:24 PM
Israa Farhan

The combined forces of the United States and the United Kingdom have executed a total of 424 strikes in Yemen since January 12, resulting in the reported deaths of at least 37 individuals, stated Abdel Malik al-Houthi, the leader of Yemen’s rebel Ansar Allah (Houthi) movement.

In a televised address broadcasted on the Houthi-owned Al Masirah television network, al-Houthi condemned what he referred to as "British-American aggression," highlighting the extensive air assaults and sea-based bombings carried out by the coalition.

Following the recent escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza, the Ansar Allah movement declared its intention to target Israeli territory and obstruct vessels affiliated with Israel from traversing the Red Sea and the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait until operations in the Palestinian enclave ceased.

The Houthis have previously targeted numerous civilian ships in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden since November last year.

In a statement on March 24, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi reiterated the movement's commitment to intercepting ships associated with Israel traveling through the Indian Ocean towards the Cape of Good Hope.

In response to these developments, US officials announced the establishment of an international coalition and the initiation of Operation Prosperity Guardian to safeguard navigation and provide security for vessels in the Red Sea.

On the night of January 12, joint US and UK forces launched strikes utilizing aircraft, naval vessels, and submarines against Houthi movement targets in various cities, including Sanaa and Hodeidah.

The targets of the strikes reportedly included missile sites, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and Houthi radar stations.