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Yemeni frorces target US Navy destroyer in Red Sea with missiles: Army spokesman

Yemen’s naval units have fired “several” missiles at a US Navy warship just off the coast of Yemen in the Red Sea, according to the Yemeni military’s spokesman.

Brigadier General Yahya Saree said in a televised speech broadcast live from the Yemeni capital Sana’a on Wednesday that the Yemeni forces had carried out an operation against the USS Gridley destroyer.

He noted that the missile attack came in support of the oppressed Palestinians and resistance fighters in the Gaza Strip and in response to joint American-British aggression against Yemen.

Saree underscored that all US and British warships in the Red Sea and the Arab Sea, which are participating in the ongoing aggression against the Arab nation, have become legitimate targets for Yemenis within the fundamental and inalienable right to defend their homeland and nation, and in reaffirmation of their staunch support of Palestine.

The senior Yemeni military figure also emphasized that his country’s military will continue its anti-Israel operations until the Tel Aviv regime halts its onslaught against Gaza and eases restrictions on supplies of humanitarian aid for its Palestinian population.

Yemenis have declared their open support for Palestine’s struggle against the Israeli occupation since the regime launched a devastating war on Gaza on October 7 after the territory’s Palestinian resistance movements carried out a surprise retaliatory attack, dubbed Operation Al-Aqsa Storm, against the occupying entity.

The United States and United Kingdom have been carrying out strikes against Yemen after the Biden administration and its allies offered the Tel Aviv regime unqualified support and said that Yemeni forces bear the consequences of their attacks against Israeli-owned ships or merchant vessels heading to the occupied territories.

Yemeni Armed Forces have said that they won’t stop their attacks until unrelenting Israeli ground and aerial offensives in Gaza, which have killed at least 26,751 people and wounded another 65,636 individuals, come to an end.

Leader of the Ansarullah resistance movement, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, has said that it is “a great honor and blessing to be confronting America directly.”

The attacks have forced some of the world’s biggest shipping and oil companies to suspend transit through one of the world’s most important maritime trade routes. Tankers are instead adding thousands of miles to international shipping routes by sailing around the continent of Africa rather than going through the Suez Canal.

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