Houthis say 14 killed in US and British strikes in Yemen

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Houthi Al-Masirah television says 14 people have been killed and over 30 wounded in US and British strikes on Yemen’s Hodeidah province.

The outlet reports that the strikes targeted a radio building in Hodeidah’s Al-Hawk district and port of Salif.

The US and British militaries said they launched strikes against Houthi targets in Yemen on Thursday as part of efforts to deter the militant group from further disrupting shipping in the Red Sea.

The US Central Command said in a statement that US and British forces had hit 13 targets in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen.

The British Defense Ministry said the joint operation targeted three locations in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, which it said housed drones and surface-to-air weapons.

“As ever, the utmost care was taken in planning the strikes to minimize any risk to civilians or non-military infrastructure,” the British Defense Ministry said in a statement.

“Conducting the strikes in the hours of darkness should also have mitigated yet further any such risks.”

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