United States Forces Strikes Yemen Port Of Hodeidah

According to a report by Al-Masirah TV, the United States-United Kingdom navy coalition carried out two airstrikes against Yemeni targets in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah on March 1, 2024.

The strikes hit mobile missile launchers belonging to the Yemeni armed forces located in the western part of the city, residents revealed on social media platform X.

US Central Command (CENTCOM) also asserted that US forces destroyed a drone launched by Yemeni forces that was aimed at American naval vessels.

CENTCOM announced that it identified the UAV as coming from Houthi rebel-controlled areas of Yemen and reached the conclusion that they constituted an “imminent threat” to US Navy ships in the region.

US and UK forces started bombing Yemen after the Yemeni armed forces began attacking Israeli-connected commercial shipping vessels in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden in November. Yemeni forces aim to end Israel’s punitive military expedition in Gaza, which is perceived worldwide as a genocide.

On February 29, Houthi leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi declared that these attacks would continue as part of a campaign to pressure Israel to halt its military campaign and siege on Gaza, which has resulted in the slaughter of over 30,000 Palestinians, the bulk being women and children, and is leading to conditions of famine.

“I promise more military surprises and unexpected attacks in the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, and the Arabian Sea,” Al-Masirah TV quoted al-Houthi as saying. “The US and British enemies’ airstrikes against the capital Sanaa will not affect us, nor our military capabilities.”

The war in Yemen appears to be the next perpetual conflict the US is prosecuting in the Middle East. For once, can the US ruling class actually care about its citizens’ interests and retrench its foreign policy escapades?

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