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Yemen’s Houthis hold funerals for 17 members killed during US-UK airstrikes

Mourners carry the coffins of Houthi rebels who were killed in recent US-led strikes, ahead of a funeral ceremony in Sanaa's Al-Saleh mosque, on February 10, 2024. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS / AFP)
Mourners carry the coffins of Houthi rebels who were killed in recent US-led strikes, ahead of a funeral ceremony in Sanaa's Al-Saleh mosque, on February 10, 2024. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS / AFP)

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia holds funerals for at least 17 members killed during joint US-British airstrikes, the Houthi-run Saba news agency says.

“The bodies of a number of martyrs of the nation and the armed and security forces who were martyred as a result of the bombing of the American-British aggression were carried through Sanaa today in a solemn funeral procession,” Houthi official media says, listing their names.

Overnight on Friday-Saturday, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said forces conducted “self-defense strikes against two mobile unmanned surface vessels (USV), four mobile anti-ship cruise missiles, and one mobile land attack cruise missile (LACM) that were prepared to launch against ships in the Red Sea.”

CENTCOM said it “determined they presented an imminent threat to US Navy ships and merchant vessels in the region” and launched strikes in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen.

“These actions will protect freedom of navigation and make international waters safer and more secure for US Navy and merchant vessels,” CENTCOM said.

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