The UK has launched further air strikes against Yemeni Houthi rebels, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.
Joining forces with the US, British aircraft used precision-guided bombs to strike multiple targets against at least 10 Houthi-linked locations.
Defence Secretary Grant Shapps said the latest round of strikes were in “self-defence” and would “deal another blow” to the Iranian-backed militants.
According to the US Central Command, the bombing took place shortly before midnight.
Shapps said: “Dangerous Houthi attacks on shipping in the Red Sea have continued to threaten the lives of sailors and disrupt shipping at an intolerable cost to the global economy.
“Along with our US partners, we have conducted a further round of strikes in self-defence.
“Aimed at degrading Houthi capabilities, this action will deal another blow to their limited stockpiles and ability to threaten global trade.
“Alongside our ongoing diplomatic efforts, we will continue to support regional stability across the Middle East, working hand in hand with our like-minded partners.”
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