US strikes target Yemen’s Hodeidah

The US–UK navy coalition launched two airstrikes against Yemeni targets in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah on 1 March, Al-Masirah TV reported.

The strikes hit mobile missile launchers of the Ansarallah-led Yemeni armed forces in the west of the city, residents said on social media platform X.

US Central Command (CENTCOM) also claimed the US destroyed a drone launched by Yemeni forces targeting US naval ships.

CENTCOM said it identified the UAV as originating from Ansarallah-controlled areas of Yemen and determined that they presented an “imminent threat” to US Navy ships in the region.

US and UK forces began bombing Yemen after the Yemeni armed forces began targeting Israeli-linked commercial shipping vessels in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden in November. Yemeni forces seek to end Israel’s ongoing military campaign in Gaza, which is widely viewed as a genocide.

On Thursday, Ansarallah leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi declared that these attacks would continue to pressure Israel to cease its military campaign and siege on Gaza, which has killed over 30,000 Palestinians, the majority women and children, and is leading to widespread starvation.

“I promise more military surprises and unexpected attacks in the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, and the Arabian Sea,” Al-Masirah TV quoted him as saying. “The US and British enemies’ airstrikes against the capital Sanaa will not affect us, nor our military capabilities.”

He added that Yemeni armed forces have attacked 54 commercial cargo vessels, using a total of 384 missiles and drones since November last year.

Source: The Cradle

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