Houthis, Iraqi militia claim joint drone attack on Israeli city

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Yemen's Houthi group said on Monday that it had launched a joint drone attack with the Iraqi Islamic Resistance against a "vital target" in the Israeli city of Eilat.

"The attack hit the target accurately," Houthi military spokesman Yahya Sarea said in a statement aired by Houthi-run al-Masirah TV.

"We will continue to carry out operations with the Iraqi Islamic Resistance in support of the Palestinian people until the (Israeli) aggression stops and the siege on Gaza is lifted," he said.

The Iraqi militant group also confirmed the joint attack in a statement on Monday night, reports Xinhua.

There was no immediate comment from the Israeli side.

The Houthi group, which controls much of northern Yemen, began in November last year to launch anti-ship ballistic missiles and drones targeting what they said were Israeli-linked ships transiting the Red Sea, to show solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Recently, the group extended its attacks to include the Israeli city of Eilat.

In response, the US-British naval coalition stationed in the waters has since January conducted air raids and missile strikes against Houthi targets, which only led to an expansion of Houthi attacks to include US and British commercial vessels and naval ships.

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