Houthis target US aircraft carrier in Red Sea


Published: 2024-06-22 21:04

Last Updated: 2024-07-14 03:19

Official spokesperson of the Yemeni Army.
Official spokesperson of the Yemeni Army.

The Houthis announced new operations in the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea against US warships or commercial ships heading to the Israeli Occupation.

The Houthis issued a statement on Thursday, declaring, "In defense of the Palestinian people and in response to American and British aggression against our country, our naval forces executed a significant operation targeting the ship Transworld Navigator in the Arabian Sea with ballistic missiles. The operation successfully hit the ship."

The statement claimed that the attack on the ship was due to the owner's violation of the ban on entering occupied Palestinian ports.

The Houthis also claimed to have launched a missile attack on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier in the northern Red Sea, stating that the operation achieved its objectives successfully.

The Yemeni Armed Forces emphasized their commitment to supporting the Palestinian people, pledging to continue military operations until the aggression stops and the siege on Gaza is lifted. They warned that they would not hesitate to target hostile foreign warships in the Red Sea and Arabian Sea in defense of Yemen.

"May God support us," the statement concluded, "Long live a free, proud, and independent Yemen. Victory to Yemen and all the free people of the nation."

Issued by the Yemeni Armed Forces on June 22, 2024.