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China expresses its concern about the US military attack on Yemen and calls for restraint

By Manal Abdel Fattah

The Chinese Foreign Ministry expressed its concern about the escalation of tensions in the Red Sea, calling on all parties concerned to exercise restraint.

In a statement, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed its readiness to continue contacts with all parties to calm the situation in the Red Sea.

The military spokesman for the Houthi group, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said on Friday that American and British forces launched 73 raids on Yemen, killing 5 and wounding 6 other fighters from the group.

Saree added, during a statement on the “X” platform (formerly Twitter), that the group will not hesitate to “target sources of threat and all hostile targets on land and sea in defense of Yemen, its sovereignty and independence.”

The group’s spokesman held America and Britain fully responsible for their “criminal aggression against our Yemeni people, and it will not go unanswered and unpunished,” stressing that the Yemeni armed forces will not hesitate to target sources of threat “and all hostile targets on land and at sea, in defense of Yemen, its sovereignty and independence.” .

During his statement, Saree stressed that “this brutal aggression will not dissuade Yemen from its position of support and support for the oppression of the Palestinian people,” saying that “the Yemeni armed forces confirm their continued prevention of Israeli ships or those heading to the ports of occupied Palestine from navigation in the Arab and Red Seas.”

The US Central Command (Centcom) announced, at dawn on Friday, directing joint US-British strikes against Houthi targets.

Centcom explained, in a post on the “X” platform (formerly Twitter), which it attached to a video of the launch of the fighters that carried out the attack, that the strikes targeted radar systems, air defense systems, storage sites, and launch pads for drones, cruise missiles, and ballistic missiles, according to the American “Al Hurra” channel website. .

The strikes were coordinated with Britain, and with support from Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and Bahrain, according to Centcom.

For its part, the US Air Force said that it launched strikes against “60 targets in 16 Houthi sites,” targeting command and control centers, ammunition stores, launching systems, manufacturing facilities, and air defense radar systems.

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