America and Britain have been launching raids on Yemen since last month (Anatolia)

The Houthi group announced - Thursday evening - that America and Britain launched 4 raids targeting the coastal governorate of Hodeidah in western Yemen, while the leader of the group pledged to continue its operations in support of the Gaza Strip, indicating that the Houthis have military surprises in store that they will reveal soon.

The Houthi-run Al-Masirah Channel said that the "American-British aggression" targeted the Ras Issa area in Hodeidah Governorate with two raids, and also targeted the Al-Kuwaizi area in Al-Durayhimi District in the governorate with two raids.

The channel did not provide details about losses that may have resulted from the bombing, and so far there has been no comment from Washington or London in this regard.

Mr. Commander:

Our naval operations to support the Palestinian people will continue, and we have surprises that the enemies do not expect.. We will leave talking about them until after the action.. #Morale_is_high #Al-Aqsa_Flood #You_are_not_alone #Master_of_Speech_and_Deed

- Al Masirah Channel (@TvAlmasirah) February 29, 2024

Al-Houthi threatens

For his part, Houthi leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi confirmed that his group will continue its operations in the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea, the Gulf of Aden and the Bab al-Mandab Strait “with high effectiveness to support the Palestinian people” in Gaza.

Al-Houthi said that the crimes of genocide against the Palestinians in Gaza must be stopped, and that medicine, food, and humanitarian needs must also be provided to the Palestinians trapped in the Strip.

He stressed that the group is developing its military operations, and said, "We have surprises that the enemies do not expect at all, and we do not want to talk about them because we want them to begin with action and then comment on them with words. They will be very surprising to the enemies and beyond what the enemy and friend expect."

Houthi militants have been launching attacks with drones and missiles since mid-November, targeting Israeli ships and those heading towards Israel, in response to the ongoing Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip for about 5 months.

Houthi attacks in the Red Sea have disrupted global shipping, forced companies to reroute to longer, more expensive trips around South Africa, and raised fears that the Israeli war in Gaza could expand to destabilize the wider Middle East.

The United States and Britain have launched a military campaign against the Houthis, launching raids on what they said were the group's targets in Yemen since last January in response to their attacks on ships in the Red Sea.

Source: Al Jazeera + agencies