The US and UK have launched a third wave of strikes against 36 Houthi targets across Yemen. Footage circulating on social media apparently shows the impact of some of the strikes.
The US and UK say they are attempting to stop the Houthis attacking commercial ships travelling through the Red Sea. The Houthis claim they are only targeting ships linked to Israel, but many ships without any link have also been attacked.
On Friday there was a mass rally in Sanaa, Yemen’s Houthi controlled capital city, in support of Hamas in Gaza. The crowd chanted the Houthi slogan in Arabic: “God is great, death to America, death to Israel, curse on Jews, victory to Islam”.
The US and UK deny that this third round of strikes represents an escalation in hostilities. But it’s unclear if any of the strikes so far have had the intended effect of deterring the Houthis. And with the US also having launched strikes against Iran backed militants in Syria and Iraq on Friday there are concerns that further escalation may now become unavoidable.
'New Strikes in Yemen by US and UK Forces'
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