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US and UK forces strike Houthi stockpiles with international cooperation

Posted on AllSides February 4th, 2024
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U.S. and U.K. forces combined to hit 36 Iran-backed Houthi rebel targets across 13 locations in Yemen on Saturday, marking the third joint mission between the two Western allies in the Middle Eastern nation.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said the strikes were intended to degrade the Houthis’ capabilities to carry out attacks against commercial vessels in the frequently navigated waterways off Yemen’s coast.

The last two strikes happened on Jan. 11 and 22, to which the Houthis responded by targeting the Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker M/V Marlin Luanda, resulting in a fire on Jan. 27....

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