US and UK forces bomb eight strategic Houthi positions in Yemen


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On January 22, 2024, in Sanaa, Yemen, tribal supporters of Yemen’s Houthis held a protest against the US government’s designation of Houthis as a terror group. The protesters were armed and held up their weapons during the demonstration.

The United States and the United Kingdom, with the support of the governments of Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Netherlands, and New Zealand, carried out additional attacks against eight strategic positions of the Houthi rebels in Yemen. These bombings were conducted in accordance with the inherent right to self-defense, both individual and collective, as included in the United Nations Charter. The objective of the attacks was to disrupt and degrade the ability of the Houthis to attack ships in the Red Sea and to prevent an escalation of the conflict.

More than 20 countries have indicated in a joint statement that the over thirty attacks launched by the Houthis against commercial and naval vessels since mid-November pose a threat to all countries that depend on international shipping. The British-American bombings were supported by countries such as Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, South Korea, Denmark, Croatia, Albania, Estonia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Romania, Montenegro, and Guinea-Bissau.

In a release, the countries condemning the attacks demanded that they end. They also emphasized that those who supply the Houthis with weapons to carry out these attacks are violating UN Security Council Resolution 2216 and International Law. The statement called for an end to the attacks and for compliance with international law.

The situation in Yemen remains tense, with ongoing conflict between the Houthi rebels and the internationally recognized government. The involvement of multiple countries in the conflict reflects the global impact of the situation in Yemen and the efforts to address the threats posed by the actions of the Houthi rebels. The international community continues to monitor the situation and work towards a resolution to the conflict.

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