New US attack in Yemen against the Houthis

New US attack in Yemen against the Houthis

The United States carried out a new attack against the Houthis in Yemen on Monday, targeting two naval drones loaded with explosives, the American army said, amid regional conflagration linked to the war in Gaza.

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American forces have stepped up operations in Yemen and off the coast of that war-torn country, saying they are acting to protect shipping in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden from attacks by the Houthis, who say they are doing so Palestinians in Gaza support those besieged and bombed. from Israel for almost four months.

The army carried out “a self-defense attack against two Marine ground drones loaded with explosives” at around 12:30 GMT, the US Military Middle East Command (Centcom) said on social network X.

U.S. forces “identified” these drones in “Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen” and considered them “an imminent threat to U.S. naval vessels and merchant vessels,” he added, repeating the words typically used after each keystroke.

Backed by Iran, America's black arm, the Houthi rebels control much of Yemen after nearly a decade of war against the Yemeni government.

While the Houthis say they are attacking ships they believe are linked to Israel, whose main military backer is the United States, other pro-Iranian armed groups have stepped up attacks against American interests in the region in recent weeks.

In the Middle East, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is trying to bring about a ceasefire in the war between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas in the Gaza Strip, which is gripped by a major humanitarian crisis.