20 Jan 2022

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition retaliates with airstrikes after Houthi attack on UAE

International Editor

President Biden says the US is considering restoring its designation of Yemen’s Houthis as a terrorist group, following a cross-border strike that killed three people in the United Arab Emirates.

The Iran-aligned Houthis, a former militia group that now controls much of Yemen, claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack on a fuel depot and airport.

In response, the Saudi-led coalition has launched airstrikes for the last two nights across Yemen, including the capital Sanaa, killing more than 20 people according to local officials.