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US, UK carry out strikes on Houthi sites in Yemen — report

According to the Saba news agency, the attack targeted the Hodeidah province along the Red Sea

TASS, April 8. The US and UK have carried out a series of strikes on Houthi sites in western Yemen, injuring one civilian, the Houthi-controlled news agency Saba reported.

According to the report, the attack targeted the Hodeidah province along the Red Sea. One strike hit a site near a residential house, injuring the civilian. He is in a serious condition, the news agency said.

Following the escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the Gaza Strip, the group, also known as the Houthis, said they would strike Israeli territory and prevent ships affiliated with that country from passing through the Red Sea and the Bab al-Mandab Strait until the operation in the Palestinian enclave ended. The Houthis have attacked dozens of civilian ships in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden since mid-November. On March 14, the group’s leader, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, said it will to attack Israeli-linked ships sailing across the Indian Ocean to the Cape of Good Hope.

In response to these attacks, the US and UK announced preparations for Operation Prosperity Guardian to ensure freedom of navigation in the Red Sea. Afterward, the UK and US started carrying out regular strikes on Houthi military sites in various Yemeni provinces.