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US and UK Opens New War Front for Israel After Attacking on Houthi rebels in Yemen

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The US and UK have carried out airstrikes on Houthi rebel targets in Yemen, following a series of attacks on commercial vessels in the Red Sea. The strikes, which involved warship-launched Tomahawk cruise missiles and fighter jets, hit more than 12 sites across Yemen, including in the capital, Sanaa, and Hudaydah, the Houthi Red Sea port stronghold.

The US and UK has opened a new war front for Israel in Middle East that could have serious repercussions for Israel.

The airstrikes are the first such actions by the US military in the Red Sea since the Houthi drone and missile attacks on shipping began in November 2023. The Houthis, who back Hamas, claim to be targeting ships linked to Israel, in protest against its war in Gaza.

Experts believes that the US has made a big mistake by launching such strikes that can widen the conflict in the already volatile region.

US President Joe Biden said the US and UK military had successfully launched strikes against Houthi targets with support from Australia, Bahrain, Canada and the Netherlands. He added that the US and UK “will not hesitate” to launch further measures to counter and deter the Houthi threats.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the UK was “standing shoulder to shoulder” with the US and other allies in defending the freedom of navigation and the security of the region. He said the UK had deployed four RAF Typhoon jets from Cyprus to conduct air strikes on two Houthi targets in Yemen.

The Houthi leader, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, vowed to retaliate against any attack and warned that the conflict in the Red Sea would escalate. He said the Houthis were “more determined to target ships linked to Israel” and that they had “the right to defend themselves and their people” against the aggression of the US, UK and their allies.

The airstrikes come amid a humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where the six-year civil war between the Houthis and the internationally recognized government, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions. The UN has called for an immediate ceasefire and a political solution to end the conflict and alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people.

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