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Abdul Malik al-Houthi: Yemen introduced ‘submarine weapon’ in Red Sea operations

Yemen’s armed forces have introduced the “submarine weapon” in their operations which they are carrying out in the Red Sea in solidarity with the Palestinians, Ansarullah leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi says.

“We introduced the submarine weapon into the confrontation in the Red Sea, and it is a weapon that worries the enemy,” he said in a televised speech on Thursday.

Yemeni forces have launched repeated drone and missile strikes in the Red Sea, Bab al-Mandab Strait and Gulf of Aden since November in support of Palestinians.

They say the operations will continue unless Israel stops its war on the besieged Gaza Strip, which has killed almost 30,000 Palestinians, mostly women and children.

So far, 183 missiles and drones have been launched against Israeli targets in the occupied territories, al-Houthi said. In the Red and Arab Seas, 48 ships have been targeted.

“Thirteen specific operations were carried out in recent days, the most prominent of which was sinking the British ship and shooting down the American drone,” he added.

The US on Tuesday confirmed that an MQ-9 Reaper drone was downed in Yemen. In November, the Pentagon acknowledged the loss of an MQ-9, worth about $30 million, which was also shot down by Yemen over the Red Sea.

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