A Houthi supporter stands next to light and heavy weapons amid gatherings raising slogans against the United States, Britain, and Israel (Anatolia)

Sanaa -

The Yemeni capital witnessed - on Sunday night and dawn - American and British raids that shook residential neighborhoods and terrified Yemeni citizens. Experts considered them among the most violent raids since last January 12.

The air strikes, in which large explosive force was used, targeted dozens of Yemeni military sites around Sanaa, which were bombed repeatedly over the past years, but what was striking this time was the targeting of a pesticide factory that had stopped working, igniting large fires that sparked panic among citizens in the neighborhoods. Neighboring it, especially TV, Al-Nahda and Al-Gharaf.

Citizens shared photos and video clips of the raids that woke up sleeping people and frightened children. Others spoke of being injured and injured as a result of the shattered windows of homes near the targeted sites. No civilian casualties were announced by the authorities in Sanaa.

Deputy military spokesman for the Houthis: We no longer have anything to lose (Al Jazeera)

Save face

In a special statement to Al Jazeera Net, the deputy military spokesman for the Ansar Allah Houthi forces, Brigadier General Aziz Rashid, considered that "the American strikes are nothing but final messages in order to preserve the face that was wasted in the Red Sea and in the Gaza Strip."

He believed that these strikes "may be the penultimate, because the United States of America has expressed its complete inability to restrain the Yemeni armed forces."

The Brigadier General said, “The Zionist entity implicated America in Yemen, where Washington was surprised by a Yemeni military force that possesses smart, fast, mobile missiles launched from the depths of Yemeni land and from the surface of the sea, in addition to unmanned naval submarines, which possess full radar detection, maritime tracking, and collect information about the identity of heading ships.” of the Zionist entity, in addition to the good management of the Yemeni control and control room.”

The official in the Houthi group considered that this "constituted a complete American inability to repel attacks by Yemeni forces, and that these Yemeni capabilities are due to their possession of complex Chinese technology."

Regarding the role of the drone submarine weapon that Ansar Allah leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi spoke about, Rashid said, “It has a surprising role in surprising ships and battleships. It is a hidden weapon and resembles drones. This is what will disturb America and its allies, as they have been unable to confront missiles and drones, let alone submarines.” "The march."

The brigadier general pointed out that "whenever many ships were present in the Red and Arabian Seas and the Gulf of Aden, they were vulnerable to being targeted, whether by drones, missiles or naval submarines. This is due to the unique Yemeni capabilities that prevented any ship from reaching the port of Umm al-Rashrash (Eilat) in occupied Palestine."

"tactical actions"

He also stressed that "there is a danger to the destroyers and military battleships present in the Red Sea, as well as to the American and British oil ships as well as the Israeli ones, all of which are within range of the Yemeni forces, which has caused them panic."

Regarding Britain’s going to China to mediate to get “Ansar Allah” to stop targeting ships in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, Brigadier General Aziz Rashid confirmed that “Ansar Allah’s operations will escalate significantly and more widely and may include the Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean until the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip stops.” As confirmed by the leader of the group, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi.

He added, "We are currently still in the stage of tactical actions targeting the American and British forces, and these actions are inexpensive for us, as with missiles that do not cost 10 to 20 thousand dollars, we hit targets worth more than 150 million dollars. Therefore, the Americans are in a very big dilemma, and the state of losses has reached a point." Economic Zionism to 20% by preventing Israeli ships from passing through the Red Sea.”

Brigadier General Rashid did not rule out that the United States and Britain would target civilian facilities in Yemen, and said, "This expresses their lies and criminal nature, as they have previously targeted civilian sites in Iraq, Libya, and Afghanistan."

He added, "There will be escalating targeting against American arrogance, and we no longer have anything to lose. The capabilities of the Yemeni armed forces are not in cities, but in hidden places, and America will not be able to reach them, and it does not possess any intelligence information that would help it in its air and missile attacks on Sana'a."

Source: Al Jazeera