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US, allies strike Houthis in Yemen

The Jerusalem Post reports: “The United States and United Kingdom struck targets in Yemen connected to the Iranian-backed Houthi rebel group Thursday night, with support from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, and the Netherlands. Reports of the attacks appeared at about 01:00 Israel time, and the US and UK governments acknowledged the attacks about two hours later.

It is believed to be the first time strikes have been launched against the Iran-backed group since it started targeting international shipping in the Red Sea late last year.

The Houthis, who control most of Yemen, have been targeting Red Sea shipping routes to show their support for Hamas. The attacks have disrupted international commerce on the key route between Europe and Asia that accounts for about 15% of the world’s shipping traffic…”

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