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US, Britain carry out new round of strikes against Houthi sites in Yemen - Houthi TV

Xinhua | Updated: 2024-01-18 08:52

SANAA - The United States and Britain bombed Houthi sites in northern Yemen before dawn on Thursday, Houthi-run al-Masirah TV said.

The strikes hit Houthi targets in five provinces, including Hodeidah, the main port on the Red Sea coast controlled by the Houthis, the channel reported, without providing more details.

The attack followed the Houthis claim of a missile strike on a US ship in the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday night.

"In support of Palestinian people and response to the US and British aggression against our country, our naval forces carried out an attack targeting the US ship 'Ginko Picardie' in the Gulf of Aden with a number of missiles, and the strike was accurate and direct," Houthi military spokesman Yahya Sarea said on al-Masirah TV.

The US Central Command confirmed the Houthi attack in a statement on Wednesday, adding that the ship was slightly damaged but remained seaworthy and has continued its voyage.

The Houthis have escalated their attacks in the Red Sea since the Israel-Hamas conflict broke out on Oct 7, 2023, demanding an end to Israeli attacks and siege on Gaza.

The Houthis have controlled much of northern Yemen, including the capital Sanaa and the strategic Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, since ousting the internationally recognized Yemeni government in 2014.

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