The US and UK are launching new airstrikes on Houthi-held areas in Yemen

The US and UK are launching new airstrikes on Houthi-held areas in Yemen

Joe Biden said the military action was ordered in response to “unprecedented Houthi attacks” on ships in the Red Sea.

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Toss – According to a report by the Houthi-controlled Al Masira TV channel, the United States and the United Kingdom have been conducting airstrikes in areas of Yemen controlled by the rebel movement Ansar Allah (Houthis). The TV channel reported that the attacks were carried out in the provinces of Tamar, Sada, Taiz, Hodeidah and Al Bayda. At least three attacks were carried out on Houthi installations in al-Qarn camp, located near the city of Tamar, Al Hadat TV channel reported. An explosion was heard near Hodeidah airport. No data on casualties and damages was provided.

Following the escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the Gaza Strip, the Houthis have warned of attacks on Israeli territory, while barring ships linked to the Jewish state from passing through the Red Sea and the Baap Sea. El-Mandeb Strait until Tel Aviv ends its military operation against the militant Palestinian group Hamas in the disputed area.

The United States Department of Defense Central Command (CENTCOM) estimates that the Yemeni rebel group has attacked more than 20 civilian ships and vessels in the Red Sea since mid-November. On the night of January 12, the United States and the United Kingdom used aircraft, warships and submarines to launch airstrikes against rebel-held positions in several Yemeni cities. US President Joe Biden said the military action was ordered in response to “unprecedented Houthi attacks” on ships in the Red Sea and that the strikes were carried out in self-defense.

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