In a recent development, the US-British coalition conducted airstrikes targeting Houthi camps in Yemen's capital and other provinces. The strikes, carried out at midnight, focused on locations such as the al-Hafa camp in eastern Sanaa, the al-Daylami air base in the north, sites in Rada (central province of al-Bayda), and the Maqbanah area in the southwestern province of Taiz, as reported by Houthi-run al-Masirah TV.
Residents in the affected areas reported powerful explosions, with the sounds echoing across the city. This marks the eighth round of attacks on Houthi camps by the US and Britain in just over 10 days, according to US media reports.
The airstrikes followed an announcement by the Houthis claiming they launched a missile attack on a US military ship in the Gulf of Aden on Monday, asserting a direct hit. The US has not commented on the alleged attack. The maritime coalition, operating in the Red Sea, has been conducting airstrikes on Houthi camps to prevent missile and drone attacks on commercial vessels in the Red Sea shipping lane.
In response, the Houthi group has pledged to continue targeting ships linked to Israel in the Red Sea until Israel ends its war and blockade on Gaza. Notably, the US recently re-designated the Houthi group as a global terrorist organization, emphasizing that the move would not affect the supply of food and medicine to northern Yemen.
(With Agency Inputs)