Yemen’s Ansarullah resistance movement has condemned US airstrikes on Iraq and Syria, expressing firm support for anti-terror resistance groups operating in both countries.
“We declare our support and solidarity with resistance factions in Syria, Iraq, Palestine and elsewhere across the region and emphasize that we will stand by them in the battlefield,” Ali al-Qahoum, a member of Ansarullah’s political bureau, said on Saturday.
US Central Command (CENTCOM) said its forces struck more than 85 targets in the two countries “with numerous aircraft to include long-range bombers flown from the United States”.
US President Joe Biden said in a statement that the strikes were the first in a series of actions by Washington in response to a drone attack that killed three soldiers at a remote US base in Jordan.
The US says it has carried out airstrikes on 85 targets inside Iraq and Syria.
Ansarullah has emerged as a potent force in the fight against Israeli-US invasion of Gaza and regional dynamics, presenting a daunting challenge to the United States.
The resistance group has weathered numerous strikes by the US and Britain on Yemen to target vessels bound for Israeli ports in solidarity with the Palestinians who for the past four months have been subject to one of the most ferocious bombing campaigns in the recent history.
The United States has provided Israel with a steady supply of weapons and intelligence support and blocked UN resolutions calling for a humanitarian ceasefire in the Palestinian territory.
Last month, Ansarullah declared all US and British vessels “legitimate targets” after the two countries launched a series of military strikes on Yemen.
In Iraq, resistance forces have conducted dozens of strikes on the US-run military installations in both Iraq and Syria amid growing anti-US sentiments in the region over Washington’s support for the Israeli genocidal campaign in Gaza.
After Friday’s strikes in western Iraq near the Syrian border a spokesman for Prime Minister Mohamed Shia’ al-Sudani said in a statement that the attacks are a “violation of Iraqi sovereignty” and will bring “disastrous consequences for the security and stability of Iraq and the region”.