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US and UK attack areas controlled by the Houthis

US and UK forces carried out four airstrikes against targets in Yemen this Friday (7), said a television station controlled by the Houthis, a group that controls much of the country’s territory.

The strikes hit Hodeidah airport – a major port city on the Red Sea – and the northern seaport of Salif, Al-Masirah TV said. Two attacks also hit the Al-Thawra region, north of Yemen’s capital Sanaan, it said.

Since November, the Houthis have attacked international vessels crossing the Red Sea, in solidarity with the Palestinians in the war between Israel and Hamas militants, provoking retaliatory actions from the USA and the United Kingdom, which began the counteroffensive in February.

Houthis hold servers of international organizations

On Thursday (7), the group’s militants detained at least 15 Yemeni employees of international organizations, including the United Nations. The information was confirmed to Reuters by three Yemeni government officials.

Nine of them are UN officials, three from the US-funded pro-democracy group National Democratic Institute and three from a local human rights group, officials said.

The detained UN employees work for the human rights office and the humanitarian affairs office, officials said.

Neither the UN office nor NDI immediately responded to a Reuters request for confirmation or comment.

Source: CNN Brasil

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