U.S. Airstrikes Hit Sites in Yemen's Raymah

Sheba Intelligence | 2024-06-13 01:30 PM UTC


Airstrikes today hit the government complex and a radio station in the Ansar Allah (Houthi)-controlled Raymah province, leaving five injuries.

Houthi-run Saba News Agency reported that "the US-British aggression aircraft" launched two strikes on the government complex and Raymah Radia station in Al-Jabeen district. It is the first time American airstrikes hit locations in mountainous Raymah province, which overlooks the Red Sea.

The strikes are part of the American response to the Houthis' ongoing attacks on shipping lanes in the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea, and the Gulf of Aden.

The Sanaa-based Health Ministry said the strikes directly bombed the Raymah Radio building and the government complex in Al-Jabeen District, wounding five civilians, one of them critically injured.

Yesterday, Three strikes targeted locations in Al-Jabana, which accommodates an air defense camp. The most deadly airstrikes happened in late May, targeting Al-Hudaydah Radio building and Al-Salif port, leaving 16 dead and over 40 others injured.

The U.S. airstrikes on Houthi sites in Yemen began in January this year. However, the group remains undeterred, and its drone and missile capabilities have not been ruined.

On Wednesday, Yemen's Houthis launched a boat-borne bomb attack against a commercial ship in the Red Sea. Houthi military spokesperson Yahya Saree said his forces attacked the Liberian-flagged, Greek-owned bulk carrier Tutor. According to Saree,  a "drone boat," as well as drones and ballistic missiles, were used in the attack.

He confirmed that the attack seriously damaged the ship and is in danger of sinking.

The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations Centre indicated that a small white craft southwest of Al-Hudaydah hit the vessel at its stern.

The vessel was taking on water and was no longer under the command of the crew, the UKMTO said, adding that the ship was hit for a second time by an unknown airborne projectile.

Since the start of the Houthi assaults on shipping lanes in November last year, the Iran-backed Yemeni group killed three sailors, seized one vessel and sunk another.

Houthis say their attacks are in support of Palestinians in Gaza, where Israel has killed over 37,000 killed since October last year. The Houthi movement chief said last week that the total number of ships targeted since November last year reached 129.