A fresh airstrike hit the Yemeni Red Sea port city of Hodeida today following two nights of attacks on the Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

A military source allied with the rebels told AFP ‘the site from which a Houthi rocket was launched on the outskirts of Hodeida was hit’, adding that it was not clear whether the strike came from the sea or the air.

It comes after British and American forces launched strikes on Houthi military sites on Thursday night into Friday morning after the militants carried out several attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea.

After bombarding the rebel-held areas of Yemen early on Friday, the US also launched a new round of strikes last night.

The strikes have added to concerns about the escalation of the conflict that has spread through the region since the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas and Israel went to war, with Iran‘s allies also entering the fray from Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.

The Houthis, who say they are acting in solidarity with Gaza, have carried out a growing number of missile and drone attacks on what they deem Israeli-linked shipping in the key Red Sea international trade route.

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