US, UK carry out renewed attacks on Houthi rebels

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At least 16 people have been killed and 35 others wounded after the United States and Britain carried out airstrikes on Yemen in an attempt to weaken Iran-backed rebels’ maritime attack capabilities.

Since November, Houthi rebels have regularly attacked ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. They demand support for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip who have been under an Israeli attack since the terrorist group Hamas attacked Israel on October 7.

Al-Masirah TV channel, which is controlled by Houthi rebels, reported that telecommunication infrastructure in the town of Taez was also targeted.

After the US and Britain’s campaign in January to repel Houthi attacks on the coast of Yemen, the attacks are the deadliest since then, according to Al-Masirah.

Among other things, the channel showed a video of bloodied men who were apparently wounded in an attack on a building in Hodeida that houses a radio station. It also showed other victims receiving treatment in a hospital. However, AFP could not independently confirm any of the footage.

A worker at the Hodeida hospital said “many” militants were among the dead and injured, although he could not confirm any numbers.

The Houthi rebels claimed on Wednesday that they attacked a Greek cargo ship and several other vessels in retaliation for Israeli attacks on the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.