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12 Jan 2024

What we know about US and UK bombing of Houthi sites and rebel retaliation

Policy Correspondent

A missile was fired towards a vessel near Yemen this afternoon. Experts say it was carrying Russian oil and was mistakenly attacked by the Houthis who thought it was linked to the UK.

No damage was caused – but it comes after the Houthis vowed to retaliate against the British and American strikes, designed to “degrade and disrupt” the rebel group’s attacks on international shipping.

The United States said it hit “over 60 Houthi targets” at 16 locations, including the capital Sanaa, as well as the cities of Hodeidah and Taiz. British RAF jets struck a drone site in the north – as well as Abbs airfield.