SANAA, Yemen — Yemen's Ansarullah Movement has claimed responsibility for a joint operation with the Islamic Resistance in Iraq, in which they carried out missile strikes on the Israeli city of Haifa.

Iran Press/West Asia: According to Yahya Saree, the military spokesman for the Houthis, the "Yemeni armed forces and the Islamic Resistance in Iraq conducted a joint operation and delivered several strikes on a major target in Haifa with the use of cruise missiles."

Saree stated that the attack targeted a vessel that had delivered military equipment to the port of Haifa. However, there have been no reports of air raid warnings or any confirmed damage in the Israeli city.

The Houthis' statement comes amid the escalation of the conflict between Israel and Palestinian militant groups, particularly Hamas, in the Gaza Strip. The Houthis had previously warned that they would launch strikes on Israeli territory and prevent ships associated with Israel from passing through the waters of the Red Sea and the Bab el-Mandeb Strait until Tel Aviv ceased its military operations in Gaza.

In response to the Yemeni army's actions, the United States has announced the creation of an international coalition and preparations for an operation codenamed "Prosperity Guardian," to ensure freedom of navigation and protect ships in the Red Sea.


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