US, UK strike from sea and air overnight against Houthi rebels in Yemen | Foreign countries

According to US sources, it would not be surprising if the Houthis responded “in some way” to the attacks. Iran may also take countermeasures.

In this archive image, the USS USS Carney is photographed in the Suez Canal. Photo: Aaron Lau / US Department of Defense / AFP

The US and Britain have been carrying out several night-time strikes against Yemen's Houthi rebels.

According to US officials, attacks on Yemen have been carried out both by air and by warships and submarines. At least Tomahawk missiles launched from warplanes and warships have been used in the attacks, according to AP's official US sources.

According to AP's sources, the list of military targets includes, among others, air defense systems and weapons depots.

The Netherlands, Australia, Canada and Bahrain are also involved in the operation by providing logistical, intelligence and other assistance.

An official representing Iran-backed Houthi rebels has confirmed that several towns in Yemen have been hit. According to him, the targets of the attacks were Yemen's capital Sana'a, Hodeidah province and the cities of Saada and Tamar.

The Houthis, who control northern Yemen, have carried out numerous drone and missile attacks against cargo ships in the Red Sea in recent months.

Houthi rebel forces are pictured in Yemen's capital Sana'a on January 11, 2024.

Houthi rebel forces are pictured in Yemen's capital Sana'a on January 11. Credit: Yahya Arhab / EPA

The attack of America and England was well known, Prime Minister of Great Britain Rishi Sunak He called an emergency meeting of his government on Thursday night because of attacks by Houthi rebels.

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On Wednesday, Britain and the United States warned of “consequences” for Houthi rebels after the Houthis launched their biggest ever missile, rocket and drone attack on Western warships.

The Houthi rebels justified their naval attack by supporting Gaza

After starting the strikes, the President Joe Biden He said the US would not hesitate if further action against the Houthi rebels was needed. He stressed that the recent attacks show that the United States and its allies will not tolerate Houthi attacks on international shipping. Prime Minister Sunak described the attacks against the Houthis as “necessary and properly measured”.

A US official said overnight that he would not be surprised if the Houthis responded “in some way” to the attacks. This is Iran – it is possible BBC: N Countermeasures will be taken – including warships currently in the Red Sea.

Houthi rebels say they are trying to attack ships bound for Israel in support of Palestinians in Gaza.

The Houthis launched their offensive after Hamas launched an attack on Israel in October and Israel launched heavy airstrikes in the Gaza Strip.

Reuters, AFP, STT

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