Yemen conducts missile attack on UK tanker
Yemen's Armed Forces report striking a British oil tanker heading towards the occupied territories, in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, who are enduring a genocidal US and UK-backed Israeli war.
"carried out an operation targeting a British oil tanker 'Marlin Luanda'
in the Gulf of Aden, using a number of appropriate naval missiles,"
spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Saree said in a video statement on Friday.
"The hit was
direct, leading to its burning," he added.
Over the past month,
the forces and Yemen's Ansarullah popular resistance movement have been staging
many such strikes against Israeli vessels or those bound for the occupied
Palestinian territories' ports.
The operations have
been described as a response to the October 7, 2023-present war and siege that
the Israeli regime has been waging against Gaza following an operation carried
out by the Palestinian territory's resistance movements.
More than 26,000
Palestinians, some 70 percent of whom are women, children, and adolescents,
have been killed in the brutal onslaught so far, while upwards of 64,100 others
have been injured.
Saree said the
forces would continue their operations "until the aggression is stopped
and food and medicine are allowed [to flow towards] the besieged Palestinian
people in the Gaza Strip."
The United States
and the UK have also conducted several missile attacks against Yemeni targets
in response to the Yemeni strikes.
The spokesman said,
"The Yemeni Armed Forces affirm their adoption of all military measures
within the right to defend beloved Yemen and to emphasize the ongoing practical
solidarity with the Palestinian people."