US, UK carry out strikes against Houthis inside Yemen: Reports

The US and UK carried out strikes on multiple Houthi targets inside Yemen early Friday, according to US media.

Fighter jets and Tomahawk missiles were used in the strikes, CNN reported.

The Al-Masirah TV channel, belonging to the Houthis, announced that the Yemeni capital Sanaa was being subjected to “American aggression.”

Meanwhile, Houthi leader Ali al-Qahoum said they are targeting American and British warships in the Red Sea in reaction to the strikes on Yemen.

The action comes in response to ongoing attacks by the Yemeni group, backed by Iran, on international shipping lanes in the Red Sea.

The Houthis have carried out 27 attacks on international shipping since Nov. 19, the US military said earlier in the day.

They have targeted vessels in the southern Red Sea and warned that they will attack all Israeli-bound ships. They said the attacks are meant to support Palestinians as they face Israel’s “aggression and siege” in Gaza.

The Red Sea is one of the world’s most frequently used sea routes for oil and fuel shipments.

Last month, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced the creation of a multinational mission to counter Houthi attacks on commercial vessels in the Red Sea.

Source: Anadolu Ajansi

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