An American official said that the United States carried out, at dawn on Thursday, a fourth round of strikes against targets For the Houthis In Yemen, hours after an American ship was targeted in the Gulf of Aden.
The American CBS network quoted the unnamed official as saying that the new round of strikes against Houthi targets in Yemen included sites equipped to launch attacks.
For his part, an American official told Al Jazeera that American forces launched strikes against missile platforms in areas controlled by the Houthis in Yemen at around 2 a.m. Sanaa time.
He added that the missile platforms represented an “immediate threat” to commercial ships and US Navy ships in the region.
The official considered that the American forces exercised what he described as their acquired right to self-defense by launching the recent strikes, as he put it.
In turn, Al-Masirah TV, affiliated with the Houthi group in Yemen, reported early Thursday morning that an American-British bombing targeted Jabal Al-Sumg, west of the city of Saada.
Targeting a new ship
Earlier Wednesday, the US military said that a drone launched from Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen hit a US-owned ship in the Gulf of Aden.
An American official told Al Jazeera that a commercial ship owned by an American company was attacked from territory it controls Houthi group In Yemen, hours after Washington re-listed the Houthis on the terrorist list.
The American official explained to Al Jazeera that the attack hit the ship, noting that it is not possible to disclose at the present time the weapon used and the potential damages or injuries.
A Yemeni shipping source had told Al Jazeera that Ansar Allah Houthi forces targeted a ship in… The Red Sea.
For its part, the British Maritime Trade Operations Authority announced that it had received a report about an incident 66 nautical miles southeast of Aden, adding in an advisory note that the captain reported that his ship had been attacked by a drone in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Yemen. He also reported that a fire had broken out on board. The ship before it was later extinguished, according to the authority.
On the terrorist list
The new attack comes hours after US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan announced that Washington had relisted the Houthis in Yemen as a “global terrorist organization.”
Sullivan said that the classification will take effect within 30 days to give us time to reduce the effects of this decision on the Yemeni people, and he explained that if the Houthis stop their attacks in the Red Sea, Washington will consider lifting this classification.
Last week, the United States and Britain launched air strikes against sites of the Houthi group in Yemen, in response to the recent attacks launched by the Houthis on ships in the Red Sea that they said were linked to Israel and American ones that support Tel Aviv in its ongoing war on the Strip. Gaza.