Feb 10, 2024 06:14 UTC
  • US, UK warplanes keep up aerial assaults against Yemen

American and British warplanes keep up their aerial attacks against Yemen as the Arab Peninsula country sustains it pro-Palestinian strikes against Israeli targets or those heading towards the occupied territories’ ports.

The assaults took place on Friday, targeting Sa’ada Province in Yemen’s extreme northwest, Yemen’s al-Masirah television network reported.

According to the report, the aircraft bombed the al-Qutainat area in Sa'ada's Baqim District twice.

Just hours ago, the US and UK’s aircraft had struck the al-Jabana, al-Taif, and al-Kathib areas in the coastal Yemeni province of al-Hudaydah.

The countries have been leading the bombing campaign for several weeks in response to a raft of operations that Yemen’s Armed Forces have been carrying out against Israeli vessels or those that are bound for the occupied territories.

The Yemeni strikes have been seeking to pressure the Israeli regime into stopping an October 7, 2023-present Washington- and London-backed war against Gaza.

Nearly 28,000 Palestinians, mostly women, children, and adolescents, have died in the genocidal war so far.

The Yemeni forces have also been targeting American and British warships that have been deployed to the region to protect the flow of commercial goods and arms towards the occupied territories.

On Wednesday, British media reports revealed that the country’s Royal Navy had been forced to pull a warship, named as HMS Diamond, out of the Red Sea after it came under three bouts of attacks with ballistic missiles fired from Yemen.

Hailing the successful operation against the vessel, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, a member of Yemen's Supreme Political Council, said a day later that all such foreign vessels would eventually be forced to depart the body of water.

"Just as the British warship has left the region for overhaul, the other warships will likewise [be forced to] leave the region," al-Houthi said.

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