Over 400 US, UK attacks on Yemen in one month: Sanaa

Yemeni forces have attacked several US warships since Washington’s campaign against the country began last month

The information minister in Yemen’s Sanaa government, Dhaifallah al-Shami, announced on 14 February that the US and UK have conducted hundreds of attacks on Yemen since last month.

Washington and London have carried out 403 attacks on the country, including 203 airstrikes.

Shami added that Yemeni naval forces have carried out operations against 14 US vessels, three British vessels, and 17 Israeli vessels since the start of the Gaza–Israel war in October.

“We banned the entry of 99 American commodities, merchandise, and companies that support the criminal Zionist entity,” Shami said.

“We shut down 354 agencies and 12 companies and 23 branches of companies … [linked to] American and Zionist trademarks,” he continued.

“A draft law is being prepared to list certain entities and countries as hostile to the Republic of Yemen.”

In November, the Armed Forces of Yemen’s Sanaa government, in alignment with the Ansarallah resistance movement, initiated military operations targeting Israeli-owned or linked vessels in the Red Sea and ships destined for Israeli ports. These actions were undertaken in support of Palestine and the resistance in Gaza.

Sanaa has pledged to persist with these operations until both the war and siege in Gaza are brought to an end and until adequate aid reaches the Palestinians.

The attacks have dealt a significant blow to the Israeli economy and global shipping as a whole. Several major shipping companies were forced to suspend journeys in the Red Sea and make lengthy and expensive reroutes.

The US and UK launched a violent campaign against Yemen last month in response to Ansarallah and the Yemeni army’s blockade, prompting Yemen to respond by striking US and British vessels.

“All [foreign] warships must leave the Red Sea, stop their attacks on Yemen, and end their blockade of the country,” Mohammad Ali al-Houthi, a member of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council, said on 8 February, vowing that all foreign military vessels would soon be forced out of the region.

The latest US-British attack on Yemen took place on Wednesday in the city of Hodeidah.

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