The military and strategic expert said, Major General Fayez Al-Duwairithe attacks launched by United States of America AndBritain On Yemen, it will not prevent the continued launch Ansar Allah Al-Houthi group for missiles, and it will not stop its activity in the Red Sea.
The United States and Britain launched air strikes against targets of the Houthi group in Yemen early Friday morning, and an American official told Al Jazeera that the strikes targeted radar sites, drone and missile platforms, and coastal monitoring sites, indicating that the operation had ended, “but we reserve the right to respond if the threats continue.” .
In an analysis for Al Jazeera, Al-Duwairi attributed this to the nature of the complex geography in Yemen and the expansion of its area in a way that serves the Houthis, pointing in this context to the attacks that continued for months. Saudi Arabia AndThe UAE It targeted Houthi sites in Yemen, but in the end it did not prevent their continued launching of missiles and drones.
He explained that the sites targeted by America and Britain were airports and missile launch points, and they clearly aimed to cause significant damage to the Houthi group's strong points and limit its capabilities, which could be achieved but will not prevent the continuation of Houthi attacks.
America's long hand
He pointed out that Britain's participation was through 4 planes and launching air-to-surface missiles, while the United States had the upper hand by launching missiles. Tomahawk The most advanced missile in the world, weighing more than one and a half tons, and carrying a spearhead weighing 420 kilograms.
He added that these missiles operate using GPS and can reach a speed of 880 kilometers per hour, and fly at an altitude with a range between 15 to 100 meters. They were launched from a submarine, a destroyer, and warplanes launched from the aircraft carrier Eisenhower.
However, the military expert believes that these attacks will not stop the Houthis’ activity, noting that they announced the evacuation of weapons from those sites, which is expected – according to his estimation – after they understood the British warning message that preceded the targeting by about 48 hours.
Regarding the Houthi capabilities, Al-Duwairi pointed out that it possesses land-based missiles (Asif 2) and (Al-Mandab 2), in addition to ballistic missiles, drones, and high-speed explosive-laden military boats.
In the context of talking about the situation in Gaza, the military expert explained that during the past 36 hours there has been no significant difference in the development of the battle, but the activity that has increased in rate is reconnaissance operations via drones, and the beginning of the use of attack aircraft instead of snipers in the north.