Middle EastWorld News

Yemen targets US warship in Aden Gulf in fresh pro-Palestine strike

Yemen's Armed Forces have conducted a fresh strike against an American warship in the Gulf of Aden in another show of support for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, who have come under a genocidal US-backed war by Israel.

In a statement on Monday, the forces’ spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Saree said that USS Lewis B. Puller had been targeted by a naval missile on Sunday evening.

He added that one of the tasks of the US Navy ship is to provide logistical support to the American forces participating in the Saudi-led military aggression against Yemen.

“The operation lies within measures taken by the Yemeni Armed Forces in defense of Yemen and support of the oppressed Palestinian people,” Saree said.

He also stressed that the Yemeni forces will continue to block Israeli navigation in the Arabian Sea and the Red Sea and prevent ships from heading to ports in the occupied lands until Israel’s Gaza onslaught ceases and its siege on the Palestinian territory is lifted.

Israel waged its brutal war on Gaza on October 7 following a historic operation by the Palestinian Hamas resistance group against the occupying entity.

The US has offered untrammeled support for Israel during the aggression that has so far killed at least 26,422 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injured at least 65,087 others.

In solidarity with the Palestinians in besieged Gaza, Yemeni forces have targeted ships in the southern Red Sea, the Bab al-Mandeb Strait, the Gulf of Aden, and even in the Arabian Sea with owners linked to Israel or those going to and from ports in the occupied territories.

In response to the maritime campaign in support of Palestine, the US and its allies have launched strikes on Yemen in violation of the country’s sovereignty and international law.

The illegal strikes prompted Yemen to declare American and British vessels as legitimate targets for its armed forces.

Related Articles

Back to top button