Houthis threatened to strike back and attack US military bases

Houthis threatened to strike back and attack US military bases 0

(Dan Tri) – Houthi warns that US military facilities in the area are legitimate targets of this force.

An aircraft joins the US-led coalition to conduct air strikes against Houthi targets in Yemen (Photo: Reuters).

`The US presence in the region is illegal, so we consider US military facilities as legitimate targets,` Nasreddin Amer, deputy director of the Houthi media office, stated on March 13.

Mr. Amer said recent US and British attacks on Houthi targets in Yemen would quickly lead to a `retaliation` by the force.

A Houthi spokesman warned that this force would attack US warships in the Red Sea and the Bab al-Mandab Strait, where the presence of US warships `is no longer normal`.

The Houthi warning was issued after two consecutive raids by the US and its allies on Houthi targets in Yemen.

In the first raid on January 11, US and British aircraft and warships targeted dozens of Houthi targets including command centers, ammunition depots, and weapons production facilities inside Yemeni territory.

General Douglas Sims, joint operations commander of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that in the first raid, the US and UK used more than 150 missiles and smart bombs, targeting 30 US targets.

He asserted that the raid had `weakened the Houthi’s ability to carry out missile and drone attacks`.

According to Houthi, the first attack by the Western alliance left 5 people dead and 6 injured.

On the evening of January 12, the US military continued to airstrike targets of the Houthi forces in Yemen.

According to Yemen’s Al-Masirah TV channel, this new raid targeted a Houthi radar station in the capital Sanaa.

US President Joe Biden’s order to attack Houthi targets in Yemen has led to mixed public opinion.

The White House said that, since the Israel-Hamas conflict broke out last October, more than 50 countries have been affected in 27 Houthi attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea.

President Biden emphasized that the country’s military will continue appropriate response activities against the Houthis if this force continues to attack ships passing through the Red Sea.

Experts warn that the Western offensive campaign will hardly avoid Houthi retaliation.

Despite Washington’s warnings, immediately after the first US-UK airstrike, the Houthis fired anti-ship missiles at a commercial ship in the Gulf of Aden, south of Yemen.

Houthi forces announced that they will not stop attacking ships in the Red Sea until Israel ends its military campaign in the Gaza Strip.

Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, a Houthi leader, called on the US and UK to `withdraw from the Red Sea`.

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