IP - A senior US military official has said Washington expects Yemen's army to mount more attacks despite two nights in a row of being hit with Western missiles.

Iran Press/ West Asia: The army has already fired “at least one” missile in response to the US and UK attacks on 16 different positions with 150 munitions, Joint Staff Director of Operations Lt Gen Douglas Sims told reporters in a virtual meeting.

“Their rhetoric has been pretty strong, and pretty high, and we expect that they will attempt some sort of retaliation.I would hope that they don’t retaliate, but we’re prepared in the event that they do.”

Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, has said he is concerned about war.

“The lessons of the past 25 years strongly militate against involving American troops in armed conflict in the Middle East,” he said.

Yemen's army has said they will continue to target Israeli-linked vessels, and ships traveling to or from Israeli ports in the Red Sea in an act of solidarity with Palestinians amid Israel’s war on Gaza.

The Yemeni army has announced that it will target ships sailing from the Red Sea to the occupied territories. It has also announced it to stop the killing of Gazans by Israel.

Israel has pounded the Gaza Strip since a cross-border attack by the Palestinian group Hamas on Oct. 7, killing at least 23,708 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injuring more than 60,005 others, according to local health authorities. 


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