The United States and the United Kingdom bomb Yemen (again) over Houthi blockades in the Red Sea

The United States and the United Kingdom launched bombings against the capital of Yemen this Thursday, in retaliation for Houthi fighters who have detained and attacked ships in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, which has been their way of protesting Israel's war in Loop.

Yemen is the poorest nation among the Arab countries and there has been an internal war for years, which began in 2014 when the Houthi rebels entered the capital, Sana'a.

On Thursday, at least 13 Houthi positions in Yemen were reported to have been attacked, according to three US officials.

American and British warplanes, as well as American ships, attacked a wide range of underground facilities, missile launchers, command and control sites, a Houthi vessel and other facilities, according to officials.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity so they could provide details of an ongoing military operation.

The US and UK forces They also attacked eight unmanned aerial vehicles in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen that were determined to “pose a threat to the United States and others.”

The strikes came a day after a US MQ-9 Reaper drone was shot down in Yemen, and The Houthis released a recording that they said showed the drone being attacked with a surface-to-air missile. in a desert region of Marib province, central Yemen. It was the third shootdown of this type just this month.

Yemen has maintained constant attacks and blockades for months against ships in the Red Sea as a measure of pressure and protest against Israel's war in the Gaza Strip, where more than 36,000 Palestinians have already been killed.

The rebels opted to attack shipping in that area because 15 percent of international trade passes through there, in order to economically harm Israel.

Mohamed al Bukhaiti, a member of the Houthi political bureau, called the United States a “terrorist” a few months ago for its support for Israel and has called for both the United States and the United Kingdom to work together. “stop the crimes of genocide in Gaza” and to stop the aggressions against Yemen.

The Houthi rebels reported this Thursday that They have attacked a total of 129 ships in the Red, Arabian, Mediterranean and Indian Ocean seas since they began their operations in November against ships heading towards Israel, according to the leader of the insurgents, Abdelmalek al Huti.

“This week, operations reached 12 in the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and towards the Mediterranean Sea. “They were carried out with 27 ballistic and cruise missiles, and drones,” Al Huti said in a televised speech, in which he specified that “this brings the total number of ships attacked since the start of support operations to 129 ships.” .

Al Huti stated that this is a large number, despite the significant decrease in the movement of ships he associates with the Americans, Israelis and British through the Bab al Mandeb Strait towards the Red Sea.

According to the leader of the insurgents, ten of the latest operations this week targeted some 10 ships that were identified for their links with those three countries and that belonged to companies that “have violated the ban on enter the ports of the Occupied Palestine”.