US, British forces carry out airstrikes on western Yemen’s Raymah Governorate

A coalition led by the US has conducted intermittent airstrikes since Jan 12 on Houthis location

Anadolu Agency June 19, 2024
This is apparently the first time the coalition accused the Houthis of deploying drones made by arch-rival Iran. PHOTO: AFP

US and British forces conducted airstrikes on the Raymah governorate in western Yemen, the Houthi group said on Wednesday.

The Houthi-affiliated Al-Masirah TV channel reported that “the American-British aggressive (forces) aircraft launched four raids on the government complex in the al-Gabin district of Raymah governorate.”

The broadcaster did not immediately provide further details about the outcome of the US-UK bombing.

Earlier on June 13, the group announced that two American-British airstrikes had targeted the Raymah government complex, killing two people and injuring nine.

Read: Houthis claim attacks on two vessels, US destroyer

The Houthis have been targeting cargo ships in the Red Sea owned or operated by Israeli companies or transporting goods to and from Israel in solidarity with Gaza, which has been under an Israeli onslaught since Oct. 7.

With tensions escalating due to the US and UK conducting joint airstrikes against Houthi targets in Yemen, the group declared it considered all American and British ships to be legitimate military targets.

A coalition led by the US has conducted intermittent airstrikes since Jan 12 that have targeted "Houthi locations" in parts of Yemen in response to the attacks in the Red Sea.

The US response has been occasionally met with counter-responses from the group.


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