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Houthis attacked three ships in Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden

Yemeni Armed Forces spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Saree announced on Tuesday the completion of three operations carried out by different units of the armed forces in the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

Brigadier General Saree explained that the three operations were carried out by the navy, unmanned aviation and missile forces with high-level coordination.

The joint operation of the navy and missile forces using several ballistic and cruise missiles directly and accurately hit the US vessel Maersk Sentosa in the Arabian Sea, he added.

In addition, the Marthopolis vessel was targeted in the Arabian Sea by several drones, he said, adding that the operation was carried out by unmanned aerial forces and the precise hits were confirmed.

He stressed that the attack on the Marthopolis vessel was due to the fact that the owner company violated the decision to ban it from entering the ports of occupied Palestine.

The third operation targeted the Israeli vessel MSC Patnaree in the Gulf of Aden using several drones, he said, noting that the operation was carried out by unmanned aerial forces and successfully reached the target.

Attacks at the Gulf of Aden will continue

Brigadier General Saree also confirmed that the operations of the Yemeni armed forces will not stop until the aggression stops and the blockade on the Palestinian people in Gaza is lifted.

The Houthis regard all UK and US ships and units involved in the aggression against them as legitimate targets, Saree said in January.

The Houthis have been attacking Israeli ships and vessels travelling to Israeli ports since November, and their actions are aimed at supporting Palestinians and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The US responded by announcing a joint operation with other countries to protect shipping in the Red Sea.

On January 11, US President Joe Biden said the US and UK, supported by Bahrain, Australia, the Netherlands and Canada, had struck Houthi facilities in Yemen that are being used for attacks in the Red Sea. The strikes were also confirmed by British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Biden called the strikes a direct response to the 27 attacks on ships carried out by the Houthis, which have affected more than 50 nations.

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