Officials announced that late Saturday night, U.S. and U.K. military forces conducted joint airstrikes on Houthi targets in Yemen that are backed by Iran.
launched missiles targeting a Syrian air base
The bombing occurred the day after the United States fired missiles at a Syrian air base.
In retaliation for the recent drone attack on a Jordanian base, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its allied militias in Syria and Iraq were targeted by strikes on over 85 locations..
Lloyd Austin, the Defense Secretary, stated that the joint effort serves as a strong warning to the Houthis that they will face more repercussions if they do not cease their unlawful assaults on global shipping and naval ships.
On Saturday, a joint statement was released on behalf of all nations involved in the actions, stating that Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, and New Zealand all offered assistance.
the U.S. and U.K.
Starting from January 11, the United States and United Kingdom have been joining forces to carry out airstrikes. This is in response to the Yemen-based Houthi militants, who have been launching numerous attacks on commercial and naval ships in the Red Sea since November. The Houthis, who hold significant territory in Yemen, initiated these attacks as a show of support for Hamas militants who invaded southern Israel on October 7, resulting in the deaths of over 1,200 individuals. It was also seen as a form of retaliation against the U.S. and U.K.
The military operation launched by Israel in the Gaza Strip. have
According to authorities in the Gaza Strip controlled by Hamas, the Israeli military has caused the deaths of over 26,000 individuals. The Gaza Health Ministry, also controlled by Hamas, does not differentiate between civilian and combatant casualties. The Israeli Defense Forces are responsible for these deaths.
The military has reportedly caused the deaths of approximately 9,000 Hamas soldiers and has made efforts to minimize harm to innocent civilians.
said it had not been able to deliver fuel to Yemen because of security concerns.
The attacks by the Houthi group have significantly affected global trade routes. In December, BP reported that it was unable to transport fuel to Yemen due to safety reasons.
The statement indicated that it was stopping.has been struggling to keep up with demand
The transportation of oil via the Red Sea has caused an increase in oil prices in recent weeks. At the same time, furniture retailer Ikea has been facing challenges in meeting the high demand.
There may be potential shortages of products. This week’s carnival.
Twelve cruise ships were being redirected to avoid the Red Sea.
announced a new set of targeted sanctions against Russia.
The Biden administration recently revealed additional sanctions aimed specifically at Russia.the Houthis to be a “specially designated global terrorist group,” reversing part of an
In February 2021, the State Department removed the designation that had been previously assigned.
This report was contributed to by David Martin, Eleanor Watson, and Kate Gibson.