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US-UK strikes kill five, injure six Yemenis: Army Spokesman

Spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree (Photo via Reuters)

The spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces said that the "criminal aggression" waged by the United States and the United Kingdom against the country on Friday has left five Yemenis killed and six others injured, emphasizing that Washington and London bear full responsibility for the open act of aggression. 

“The American and British aggression against our country will not go unanswered and unpunished. The United States and the United Kingdom bear full responsibility for the criminal aggression,” Brigadier General Saree said in a televised speech broadcast live from the Yemeni capital Sana’a on Friday.

He stressed that Yemeni forces will detect and pound the sources of the ground-borne and seaborne attacks, and will continue to block the passage of Israeli-owned and Israel-bound ships in the Red Sea and the Arab Sea.

Saree noted that 73 strikes hit five regions of Yemen, including the capital Sana'a, and the provinces of Hudaydah, Ta’izz, Hajjah, and Sa’ada, killing at least five people and wounding six others.

The senior military official also emphasized that “the brutal aggression will not deter Yemen from supporting the oppressed Palestinian nation.”

Ansarullah: Response to American-British aggression out of question

The Yemeni Ansarullah resistance movement also vehemently denounced the US and UK strikes against targets in Yemen, stressing that Yemeni Armed Forces would proportionally respond to the aggression.

Ansarullah spokesman Mohammed Abdul-Salam stated that Yemeni forces will continue to block passage of Israeli-owned and Israel-bound ships in the Red Sea and the Arab Sea until the bloody onslaught against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip stops.

“Yemeni forces have given a preliminary response to the aggression, and will soon deliver a crushing answer. It is impossible for US and UK attack to go unpunished,” Abdul-Salam noted.

He added, “There is no international coalition against Yemen, and this morning’s attack was actually a joint act of aggression by the US and UK. Many member states of the US-led coalition have informed the Sana’a-based National Salvation Government that they did not have any role in the offensives.”

Abdul-Salam also praised Yemeni forces for blocking and targeting all Israel-bound ships, stating that the “effective measures” pushed Washington to show such aggression against Yemen.

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 relentless Israeli military campaign against Gaza has killed at least 23,357 people, most of them women and children. Another 59,410 individuals have been wounded.

Reports revealed that Israeli shipping companies have already decided to reroute their vessels in fear of attacks by Yemeni forces.

Yemeni forces have also launched missile and drone attacks on targets in the Israeli-occupied territories after the regime’s aggression on Gaza.

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