Sunday 21 July 2024

Yemeni naval forces strike US, British vessels in show of support for Palestinians

The spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces says the country’s naval units have conducted two operations against US and British vessels off the nation's coast, underscoring their support for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip amidst intensified Israeli attacks.

Speaking at a televised press briefing broadcast live from the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a on Tuesday, Brigadier General Yahya Saree said the country’s forces struck the US-owned Star Nasia bulk carrier and British Morning Tide general cargo ship in the Red Sea.


He noted that both ships were struck with “appropriate” naval missiles.


The United States and the United Kingdom have carried out strikes on positions in Yemen in a new wave of attacks against the Yemeni military, which has been targeting Israeli interests in the Red Sea in solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.


Yemen’s official Saba news agency, citing a security source speaking on condition of anonymity, reported that three aerial assaults targeted the eastern flank of the northwestern city of Sa’asa, which is located some 540 kilometers (336 miles) north of the capital Sana’a, early on Tuesday.


The United States and United Kingdom have been carrying out strikes against Yemen after the Biden administration and its allies offered the Tel Aviv regime unqualified support and said that Yemeni forces bear the consequences of their attacks against Israeli-owned ships or merchant vessels heading to the occupied territories.


Yemenis have declared their open support for Palestine’s struggle against the Israeli occupation since the regime launched a devastating war on Gaza on October 7 after the territory’s Palestinian resistance movements carried out a surprise retaliatory attack, dubbed Operation Al-Aqsa Storm, against the occupying entity.


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