Yemen's Houthi rebels threaten to retaliate against US strikes – Abroad

According to Houthi representatives, although the strikes have not killed or damaged anyone, they are being retaliated against.


of Yemen Houthi rebels on Saturday threatened to retaliate against a US attack on their radar station in Yemen.

A representative of the rebels speaks to the Qatari Al-Jazeera news channel Nasreddin Amar He said the group's counter-offensive would be “strong and effective”. According to Amar, the US strike did not damage or kill anyone.

Early Saturday morning, the United States launched an attack on a Houthi rebels' radar station in Yemen, according to the headquarters of the US military's military field responsible for operations in the Middle East. According to the report, a precision strike targeted a military target, which was linked to military operations the previous night on Saturday.

Various information

The international media had already reported that the US was continuing its offensive in the region. Meanwhile, Iran-backed Houthi media reported earlier that al-Taylami air base in the Yemeni capital Sana'a had come under attack.

As the Houthi TV channel reported on several attacks in Sana'a, conflicting reports were given about the exact number of recent attacks. On the other hand, journalists from Uutistoimisto AP in Sana'a reported hearing a large explosion.

On the other hand, the news channel CNN had earlier reported on the new attacks, which according to an official US source, were smaller than the previous night's attacks. The official insisted to CNN that the latest attacks were carried out solely by the United States. The night before Friday, the United States launched strikes with Britain, backed by several other countries.

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Houthi rebels have recently launched several attacks against international shipping in the Red Sea. The rebels have said they support the Palestinians in Gaza, where Israel is waging a war against the militant group Hamas.

Defended his attacks

The United States has assured the United Nations Security Council that it does not want another war in the region.

US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield The UN said on Friday that the attacks were aimed only at restoring stability in the Red Sea so that ships could pass freely and safely. News channel CNN reported the matter among others.

According to the ambassador, strikes were necessary and proportionate and were only launched when other means proved inadequate.

“These strikes are aimed at disrupting and weakening the Houthis' ability to continue their reckless attacks on ships and merchant vessels in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden,” the ambassador said in a statement.

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