US, British Forces Launch More Strikes Against Houthis In Yemen

231019-N-GF955-1104 RED SEA (Oct. 19, 2023) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) defeats a combination of Houthi missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles in the Red Sea, Oct. 19. Carney is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to help ensure maritime security and stability in the Middle East region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Lau)

United States and British forces on Saturday launched more air strikes on roughly a dozen Houthi targets in Yemen, according to officials from both countries.

The strike are in retaliation for the Iran-linked group continuing to attack commercial ships in the region.

The group has said their attacks on shipping in the Red Sea and other waters in the region are in solidarity with Palestinians amid Israel war in Gaza, which is home to many Palestinians.

The U.S. has since shortly after Israel’s war in Gaza started in October 2023 launched strike against the Houthis, who control the most populous parts of Yemen.

Israel declared war after the Palestinian-back group Hamas, which controls Gaza, launched terror attacks on Israel in early October 2023.