U.S.-UK strikes hit Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah: Houthi TV

(Xinhua) 10:05, January 20, 2024

SANAA, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Houthi-run al-Masirah TV reported on Friday that the United States and the United Kingdom launched airstrikes on Yemen's port city of Hodeidah late Friday night.

The Houthi-run television did not disclose the specific targets or other details.

Meanwhile, in the early hours of Saturday, the U.S. Central Command announced that U.S. Navy ships in the Red Sea conducted strikes against three Houthi anti-ship missiles that were aimed at the southern Red Sea.

The U.S.-Britain maritime coalition in the Red Sea has carried out several airstrikes on Houthi camps in various northern provinces of Yemen. The coalition said these actions are aimed at preventing the Houthi group from launching missile and drone attacks on commercial vessels in the Red Sea shipping lane.

Houthi chief negotiator Mohammed Abdulsalam was quoted by Houthi-run television as saying on Friday afternoon that the group's attacks on Israeli, U.S., and British ships in the Red Sea and Arabian Sea will continue until Israel ends its war and siege on the Gaza Strip. 

(Web editor: Xue Yanyan, Hongyu)


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