Houthi rebels say hundreds of US, UK strikes on Yemen kill 37 people


CAIRO (Reuters) – Abdul Malik al-Houthi, the leader of Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement, said on Thursday that some 424 US and British air strikes on targets in Yemen killed 37 people and wounded 30.

The Houthis, who control Yemen’s capital and most populated areas, have attacked international shipping in the Red Sea since November in a show of solidarity with Palestinians in the war between Israel and Hamas militants, prompting US and British counter-attacks since February. Have been.

Al-Houthi said in a televised speech that 90 ships had been targeted in the Red Sea and that drone attacks had increased and spread to additional areas.

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Palestinians inspect the debris of the al-Bashir Mosque after an Israeli bombardment in Deir al-Balah, central Gaza Strip, on April 2, 2024, amid ongoing fighting between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.  (Photo by Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

He said that in one month, 34 attacks were carried out using 125 ballistic missiles and drones.

Houthi attacks have disrupted global shipping, forcing companies to make longer and more expensive voyages around the southern tip of Africa.

The United States and Britain launched strikes against Houthi targets in response to the attacks on shipping.

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(Reporting by Ahmed Tolba and Mohammed Ghobari; Writing by Muhammad Al Gebley; Editing by Nick McPhee)

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