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US-UK carry out 30 raids on Yemeni Hodeidah airport and new US sanctions targeting Houthis

The Yemeni forces “Houthi movement” announced the targeting of Hodeidah airport with 30 US-British raids, while the United States imposed new sanctions on individuals and entities associated with the Yemeni group.

The “Saba” news agency, quoted a statement issued by the management of Hodeidah airport, that “the US-British aggression targeted Hodeidah airport and its facilities with more than 30 raids (since the start of the attacks of the two countries in January), as part of its criminal aggression through which it seeks to dissuade Yemen from supporting the Palestinian people.”

It held the United States and Britain fully responsible for targeting the airport, and the consequent destruction and damage to its various facilities, which would impede efforts to rehabilitate and operate the airport.

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The airport is located south of Hodeidah province overlooking the Red Sea in western Yemen, and includes a 3-kilometer runway, and before the war (between the government and the Houthis about 10 years ago) it provided services for domestic and international flights, but it is currently suspended due to the repercussions of the conflict.

The U.S. military said Tuesday it had destroyed eight Houthi drones in Yemen and one over the Gulf of Aden in the past 24 hours.

U.S. Central Command said on X that no injuries or damage to U.S. ships, coalition ships or commercial vessels were reported in the incident.

U.S. Sanctions

In a related context, the US State Department announced that Washington imposed new sanctions on 3 individuals and 6 entities that facilitated the purchase of weapons by the Yemeni Houthi group.

The US State Department confirmed that some of the parties covered by the sanctions are located in China, and have enabled the Houthis to achieve financial revenues.

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