US and UK Conduct Joint Airstrikes on Houthi Targets in Yemen Following Red Sea Attacks

US and UK forces have conducted new airstrikes against Houthi targets in Yemen, responding to recent attacks on shipping in the Red Sea. These operations aim to disrupt the capabilities of the Houthi forces, which have been targeting maritime trade routes, impacting global trade and threatening civilian lives.

  • Joint US and UK missile strikes were launched against Houthi targets in Yemen.
  • The strikes were in response to Houthi attacks on cargo ships in the Red Sea.
  • Four RAF Typhoon fighter jets were involved, using precision-guided bombs.
  • US forces hit an additional six locations in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa.
  • The operations intended to disrupt Houthi threats to global trade and navigation.
  • Recent Houthi missile strikes forced the crew of a British-owned ship to abandon the vessel, and a US cargo ship delivering aid was also attacked.
  • Houthis control significant parts of Yemen and are targeting vessels linked to Israel and the West.
  • Due to Houthi attacks, shipping firms have diverted routes, increasing transit time and costs.
  • The UK’s defense secretary stated the UK’s commitment to protecting lives at sea and maintaining freedom of navigation.
  • The Houthi military spokesperson vowed to continue military operations against targets in the Red Sea.

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