USA and United Kingdom have been carried out this Tuesday additional attacks against eight strategic positions of the Houthi rebels in Yemen with the support of the governments of Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Netherlands and New Zealand. These bombings have been carried out “in accordance with the inherent right to self-defense”, both individual and collective, included in the United Nations Charter, and with the objective of “disrupting and degrading the ability of the Houthis” to attack ships in the Red Sea in order to avoid an “escalation”.
“The more than thirty attacks that the Houthis have launched against commercial and naval ships since mid-November constitute a threat to all countries that depend on international maritime transport,” more than 20 countries have indicated in a joint statement. Specifically, the British-American bombings have been supported by countries such as Germany “We condemn these attacks and demand that they stop. We also emphasize that those who supply the Houthis with weapons to carry out these attacks are violating UN Security Council resolution 2216 and International Law,” they said in the statement.
Attack in Iraq
The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) has announced that US forces have carried out attacks on three facilities used by the Iraqi Shiite militia Kataib Hezbollah, backed by Iran, and other Tehran-affiliated groups in Iraq. “These attacks targeted the Kataib Hezbollah headquarters, storage and training sites for the launch of rockets, missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles for one-way attack,” he indicated this Tuesday on the social network X, formerly known as Twitter.
The bombings occur in response to a wave of militia rocket attacks over the weekend against the Al Asad base, where US troops are deployed of the international coalition against Islamic State.
Washington has recorded more than a hundred attacks against its forces in Iraq and Syria since October 17, 2023. The United States has carried out several airstrikes in retaliation against pro-Iran militias.