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The Houthis announced a series of US and British airstrikes in Yemen.

The Houthis announced a series of US and British airstrikes in Yemen.

The United States and Great Britain launched a new series of strikes in the area north of the city of Hodeidah in western Yemen, the Ansar Allah (Houthi) movement, which controls part of the country, said.

“British and American aggressors carried out air raids on the Ras Issa area in the Al-Salif district,” Ansar Allah reported on its Telegram channel.

Earlier on Saturday, the ruling Ansar Allah movement (Houthis) in northern Yemen said it had attacked a British tanker in the Red Sea.

The US and UK have been carrying out strikes on Houthi targets since mid-January, calling it a response to threats to freedom of navigation in the Red Sea. Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, a member of Ansar Allah’s highest political council, called the attacks a terrorist barbarity and deliberate and unjustified aggression.


The ruling Ansar Allah (Houthi) movement in northern Yemen, which controls most of Yemen’s Red Sea coast, previously warned of its intention to attack any ships linked to Israel, calling on other countries to recall their crews from them and not to approach them at sea. A number of shipping companies have decided to suspend transportation through the Red Sea.


The Houthis have previously said that their actions in the Red Sea are aimed at helping Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, they have argued that they do not interfere with freedom of navigation in the region. Arab and Muslim countries have repeatedly warned the United States that unconditional support for Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip will lead to the spread of the conflict throughout the region.