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Yemen's Houthis vow response after airstrikes by US, UK: 'These attacks will not…'

Yemen's Huthis supporting Gaza's Palestinians vow to counter attack despite US and British air strikes.

Yemen's Houthi tribesmen gathered, on February 4, to show defiance following US and UK air strikes on Houthi positions near Sanaa. (REUTERS)Premium
Yemen's Houthi tribesmen gathered, on February 4, to show defiance following US and UK air strikes on Houthi positions near Sanaa. (REUTERS)

Yemen's Huthis on February 4 pledged to respond, saying the US and British air strikes “will not deter us" after a number of targets were hit by the United States in retaliation to Iran-backed Huthis' repeated Red Sea attacks. A drone attack had killed three US soldiers in Jordan following which America led strikes against Iran-linked targets in Iraq and Syria in response.

This marks the third time that British and American forces have jointly targeted the Huthis. Global trade has faced disruptions as Huthis stand in solidarity with Palestinians in war-torn Gaza.

Also read: US, UK launch strikes against Iran-linked Houthis in Yemen to end missile, drone attacks in Red Sea

The United States, Britain and other countries in support for the operation against Yemen's Huthis said Saturday's strikes hit “36 Huthi targets across 13 locations in Yemen in response to the Huthis' continued attacks against international and commercial shipping as well as naval vessels transiting the Red Sea."

Also read: US hints large response to Iran-backed militias is imminent as Houthi rebels target another ship

The air strikes "are intended to further disrupt and degrade the capabilities of the Iranian-backed Huthi militia to conduct their reckless and destabilising attacks," said US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin. He further said, "Coalition forces targeted 13 locations associated with the Huthis' deeply buried weapons storage facilities, missile systems and launchers, air defence systems, and radars" reported AP.

Also read: Red Sea crisis: Indian Navy saves UK oil tanker, with 22 Indians onboard, that caught fire after Houthi missile attack

Huthi military spokesman, Yahya Saree informed that the capital Sanaa and other rebel-held areas were targeted with a total of 48 air strikes. Yahya Saree took to social media platform X where he stated, "These attacks will not deter us from our... stance in support of the steadfast Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip." He added, “the latest strikes will not pass without response and punishment."

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Britain's defence ministry informed that Royal Air Force Typhoon warplanes struck targets including two ground control stations used to operate attack and reconnaissance drones.

US Central Command (CENTCOM) on Sunday informed that its forces carried out a strike against a Huthi anti-ship missile that "prepared to launch against ships in the Red Sea," reported AFP.

(With inputs from AFP)

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Published: 04 Feb 2024, 02:10 PM IST
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