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US, UK deliver series of strikes on Houthi targets in Yemen

According to the media, no data on the attack’s aftermath is immediately available

DUBAI, February 26. /TASS/. The United States and United Kingdom have delivered three strikes on Ansar Allah targets in Yemen, the Houthi-controlled Al Masirah television channel reported.

According to the TV channel, the strikes were delivered in the vicinity of the Ras Isa port in the Hodeidah province. No data on the attack’s aftermath is immediately available.

Following the escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the Gaza Strip, the Houthis warned that they would launch strikes on Israeli territory while barring ships associated with the Jewish state from passing through the waters of the Red Sea and the Bab el-Mandeb Strait until Tel Aviv ceased its military operation against Palestinian radical group Hamas in the embattled enclave. Since mid-November, dozens of civilian ships have been attacked by the Houthis in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

In response to Ansar Allah's actions, the US authorities announced the creation of an international coalition and preparations for an operation codenamed Prosperity Guardian, expected to ensure freedom of navigation and protection of ships in the Red Sea. On January 12, US and British aircraft, ships and submarines carried out their initial attack on targets belonging to the Ansar Allah movement in a number of Yemeni cities, including Sana’a and Hodeidah. The strikes targeted the launch sites of rockets and unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as radar stations belonging to the Houthi rebels.