US-British aggression targets Hodeidah, Saada governorates in Yemen

Al Mayadeen’s correspondent in Sanaa says the Hodeidah and Saada governorates in Yemen were targeted by several US-British airstrikes.

  • In this photo released by the US military’s Central Command on February 3, 2024, US Central Command forces, alongside UK Armed Forces and with the support from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, and New Zealand conducted strikes against locations in Yemen. (Photo by US Central Command (CENTCOM) / AFP)

Al Mayadeen‘s correspondent in Sanaa reported on Sunday that the US-British aggression targeted the coastal province of Hodeidah on the Red Sea in western Yemen with 11 airstrikes, focusing on the areas of Ras Isa and the city of al-Zaydiya.

Our correspondent mentioned that Saada province was subjected to four US-British airstrikes, while the directorate of Baqim was hit with three strikes, and the east of Saada city was hit with one.

Earlier on Sunday at dawn, the spokesperson for the Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, confirmed that the US-British aggression aircraft launched 48 airstrikes across various areas in multiple Yemeni governorates.

In a statement posted on X, Saree mentioned that the air raids by the American-British aggression targeted the governorates of Sanaa, Hodeidah, Taiz, al-Bayda, Hajjah, and Saada.

The 48 air raids carried out by the aggression were distributed, as outlined in a brief statement, as follows: Thirteen raids targeted Amanat al-Asimah (Sanaa capital) and Sanaa Governorate, nine raids on Hodeidah Governorate, and eleven raids on Taiz Governorate.

Additionally, al-Bayda and Hajjah governorates were each targeted with seven raids, and the aggression’s aircraft launched one raid on Saada Governorate.

The spokesperson for the Yemeni Armed Forces emphasized that these attacks “will not go unanswered,” vowing that “there will be consequences.”

He, yet again, reaffirmed Yemen’s commitment by stating that the airstrikes “will not dissuade us from our moral, religious, and humanitarian stance in solidarity with the resilient Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.”

In the same context, the head of the Sanaa negotiating delegation and spokesperson for the Yemeni Ansar Allah movement, Mohammad Abdul Salam, affirmed that the continual American-British aggression on Yemen will not achieve the perpetrators’ goals, but rather only increase the challenges they face in the region. 

Abdul Salam said that Yemen’s decision to champion and support Gaza is firm, principled, and will not be affected by any attack.

Regarding Yemen’s military capabilities, Abdul Salam confirmed that destroying them is a difficult job, as they had been rebuilt during the years of brutal war. 

He called on Washington and London to adhere to the international call demanding the immediate cessation of Israeli aggression and the lifting of the siege on Gaza, as well as refraining from protecting the Israeli occupation at the expense of the Palestinian people, rather than inciting escalations and igniting a new war front.

The Yemeni official warned that the raids on Yemen, Iraq, and Syria, “would only provoke the people and “increase their hatred for the American colonial presence in the region.”

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