Houthis leader says strikes by US, UK won’t affect group’s military capabilities

Houthis leader says strikes by US, UK won’t affect group’s military capabilities
# 18 January 2024 21:25 (UTC +04:00)

Abdul Malik al-Houthi, the leader of the Yemeni rebel group Ansar Allah, went on television to tell his supporters that strikes by the US and the UK will not diminish the organization’s military capabilities, APA reports citing TASS.

"The US and British aggression will not affect our military capabilities," he said on the Al Masirah television channel, which is owned by the group. "After the first series of strikes, it became clear that the Americans will not be able to limit the operations and capabilities of the Yemeni armed forces."

On January 12, US and UK aircraft, naval ships and submarines carried out the first strike on Houthis sites in some Yemeni cities. US President Joe Biden said the strikes were defensive and represented a response to Houthis attacks in the Red Sea. The targets included the Houthis sites for launching missiles and drones, along with locations of radar stations.

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