UK and US carry out second joint attacks on Houthi military targets in Yemen

For second time, US and British militaries conduct joint airstrikes targeting Houthi missile sites in Yemen.

U.S. led airstrikes now in multiple governorates; including Sana’a, Bayda, Taiz, and Hajja.

According to officials, the U.S. and U.K. used warship- and submarine-launched Tomahawk missiles and fighter jets to take out Houthi missile storage sites and launchers. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing mission.

Jamal Hassan, a resident from south Sanaa, told the Associated Press that two strikes landed near his home, setting off car alarms in the street.

Both the UK Prime Minister and Defence Secretary Grant Shapps had repeatedly declined to comment on, or rule out, the possibility of further military action if Houthi attacks continued.

But Mr Sunak had told MPs last week he was “prepared to back our words with actions”.

For months, the Houthis have attacked ships in the region’s waterways that they say are either linked to Israel or heading to Israeli ports.

The US has now struck Houthi targets in Yemen eight times since January 11, the majority of which the US military has carried out unilaterally. The first wave of strikes, in which the US and UK hit approximately 30 sites across Houthi-controlled Yemen, marked the beginning of Operation Poseidon Archer, one official said.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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