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US, UK hit Hodeidah airport in Yemen — TV

According to Al Masirah television channel, the coalition forces attacked Houthi targets near the port of Ras Isa

MOSCOW, March 7. /TASS/. The United States and the United Kingdom have delivered an airstrike on the airport of the Houthi-controlled city of Hodeidah, the Al Masirah television channel reported.

According to earlier reports, the coalition forces attacked Houthi targets near the port of Ras Isa located on the Red Sea coast not far from Hodeidah.

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.