Air strikes ignificantly diminish threats to navigation by Houthis

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A collective statement from the United States, Britain, and eight other nations affirms that their military actions against the Houthis have significantly diminished the group’s capacity to pose a threat to maritime navigation. Emphasizing the inherent right of self-defense, the statement underscores the objective of easing tensions in the Red Sea, reports Al-Qabas daily.

The U.S. Air Force disclosed its engagement in targeting over 60 locations across 16 Houthi sites in Yemen, utilizing more than 100 guided missiles, including air and sea bombardments and Tomahawk missiles. The British Ministry of Defense confirmed the targeting of a Houthi-utilized airport in Yemen, impacting the group’s cruise missile and drone launching capabilities, thereby dealing a significant blow to their ability to threaten ships.

Highlighting the obligatory nature of participating in the attacks due to the imminent threat to navigation, the British Ministry of Defense mentioned the involvement of four British Air Force fighters in the operations against Houthi positions. U.S. President Joe Biden announced the joint military strikes in response to Houthi attacks on ships in the Red Sea, employing fighter jets and Tomahawk missiles.

Reports from witnesses and Houthi sources indicated strikes affecting various cities in Yemen, where the group holds significant territories. Targets included Al-Dailami Air Base, the vicinity of Hodeidah Airport, areas in Zabid District, Kahlan Camp east of Saada city, Taiz Airport, the 22nd Brigade camp in Al-Ta’iziyah District, and the airport in Abs District, according to the Houthi’s Al-Masirah channel.

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