US and UK Strike Houthi Targets in Yemen | The World Echo

On February 4, 2024, the United States and the United Kingdom launched airstrikes against Houthi rebel targets in Yemen. The airstrikes were carried out in response to recent Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia, including a drone attack on an oil refinery in January.

The airstrikes targeted Houthi military facilities, including command and control centers, weapons storage facilities, and missile launch sites. The U.S. and U.K. said that the airstrikes were aimed at disrupting Houthi operations and deterring future attacks.

The Houthi rebels condemned the airstrikes, calling them an act of aggression. The Houthis said that the airstrikes would only serve to escalate the conflict in Yemen.

The airstrikes were the latest in a series of U.S. and U.K. military actions in Yemen. The U.S. and U.K. have been providing military support to the Saudi-led coalition fighting against the Houthis since 2015.

The conflict in Yemen has been ongoing since 2011, when protests against the government of Ali Abdullah Saleh led to a civil war. The Houthis, a Shia Muslim group, seized control of the capital, Sanaa, in 2014. The Saudi-led coalition intervened in 2015 in support of the Yemeni government.

The conflict in Yemen has been described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis. The United Nations estimates that more than 20 million people in Yemen need humanitarian assistance