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Britain & US blitz over a dozen Houthi targets in Yemen capital in fresh wave of airstrikes on Iran-backed militia – The Sun

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THE US and UK have blitzed more than a dozen Houthi targets in Yemen in response to the militants’ surge in ship attacks.

The airstrikes come just days after the terrorist organisation claimed responsibility for four missile attacks, including on a UK cargo ship and two US ships, in just 24 hours.

Yemen's Houthi rebels have accused the UK and US of targeting the country's capital on Saturday

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Yemen’s Houthi rebels have accused the UK and US of targeting the country’s capital on SaturdayCredit: Getty

Early reports claimed the UK and US aircraft had targeted Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, with a series of raids.

American officials claim 18 Houthi sites have been bombed and several locations destroyed.

The targets included Houthi weapons, radar sites, command and control centres, as well as underground weapons storage facilities, CNN reports.

Footage has since emerged of US and British aircraft and warships in the southern Red Sea launching a barrage of strikes in western Yemen.

The U.S. fighter jets launched from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier, which is currently in the Red Sea, according to AP.

It marks the fourth time the international coalition has launched a combined attack on the Houthis.

The Sun has reached out to the Ministry of Defence for comment.

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