Thu. Jun 20th, 2024

The Houthi group announced on Saturday (February 17th) that a British oil tanker in the Red Sea was targeted with a number of missiles, noting that the hit was “direct”.

The military spokesman for the Yemeni Houthi group, Yahya Saree, said in a statement on his account on the “X” platform: “The naval forces of the Yemeni armed forces carried out an operation targeting a British oil ship (Pollux) in the Red Sea with a large number of appropriate naval missiles, and the hit was accurate and direct, thanks to God.”

Saree added: “The Yemeni armed forces confirm the continuation of their military operations in the Red and Arab Sea against Israeli navigation or heading to the ports of occupied Palestine until the aggression stops and the siege on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip is lifted.”

“The Yemeni armed forces will not hesitate to carry out and expand their military operations in defense of dear Yemen and to emphasize the continuation of practical solidarity with the Palestinian people,” Saree said.

This comes as the Houthis continue to target ships and tankers bound for and from Israel, while the US and British navies respond by bombing Houthi sites and targets on the Yemeni mainland.

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