4 Feb 2024

Houthis vow retaliation after latest UK and US military strikes on Yemen

Yemen’s Houthis say the latest round of airstrikes by the UK and US will not affect their decision to show support for Gaza. The Iran-backed group, which controls a large part of Yemen, has vowed to respond with more attacks on ships in the Red Sea.

Overnight, a wave of strikes hit 36 targets across 13 locations in Yemen. They came a night after the US targeted Iran-backed militia in Iraq and Syria. Iran has accused Britain and America of fuelling instability in the region by supporting Israel.