Yemen’s Houthis fired an anti-ship missile after strikes: US

Yemen’s Houthis launched an anti-ship ballistic missile on Friday in retaliation for overnight American and British strikes targeting the Iran-backed militants, a US general said.

“We know that they have fired at least one missile in retaliation,” Director of the Joint Staff Lieutenant General Douglas Sims told journalists, adding that it did not hit any ships.

The United States and Britain targeted nearly 30 locations using more than 150 munitions, Sims said, updating earlier figures.

The Houthis have carried out a growing number of drone and missile strikes on the key international shipping route through the Red Sea since the Gaza war erupted with Hamas’s unprecedented October 7 attack on Israel.

The militants — who say they are acting in response to Israel’s military assault on Gaza — have controlled a major part of Yemen since civil war erupted there in 2014, and are part of the Iran-backed so-called “axis of resistance” arrayed against Israel.

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