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With a Typhoon that took off from Akrotiri, Britain hit the Houthis (pictures)

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With two pairs of Typhoon FGR4 aircraft, which appear to have taken off from the Akrotiri base in Cyprus, as broadcast by British television channels, the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom participated in the US-led strikes against Houthi rebels' targets in Yemen.

The aircraft, supported by a Voyager air refueling aircraft , used Paveway IV guided missiles for the “precision” strikes they achieved as part of the operation.

According to the British Ministry of Defence, these aircraft hit buildings in the Bani region of NW Yemen from where the Houthis took off drones for reconnaissance flights and for attacks, as well as a military airport in the city of Abs, from where missiles were launched. Cruise and drone to the Red Sea.

Με Typhoon που απογει&theta ;ηκαν απo το Ακρωτorρι, κτyπησε η Β&rho ;ετανΙα τους Χοψθι (εικόνες)

An RAF Typhoon aircraft is pictured at RAF Akrotiri following its return after striking military targets in Yemen during the U.S.-led coalition operation, aimed at the Iran-backed Houthi militia that has been targeting international shipping in the Red Sea, in Cyprus, in this handout picture released on January 12, 2024. Sgt Lee Goddard/UK MOD/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

The British Home Office is speaking of a “carefully coordinated” attack on key Houthi facilities to limit the rebels' ability to breach international law by attacking ships in the Red Sea.

It is also emphasized that in the planning of the strikes , special care was taken to minimize the risks to civilians, therefore it was decided to carry out the operation at night.

“The detailed results of the strikes are being evaluated, but early indications are that the Houthis' ability to threaten merchant shipping has suffered,” says the British Ministry of Defence.

Με Typhoon που απογει&theta ;ηκαν απo το Ακρωτorρι, κτyπησε η Β&rho ;ετανΙα τους Χοψθι (εικόνες)

An RAF Typhoon aircraft takes off to join the U.S.-led coalition from RAF Akrotiri to conduct air strikes against military targets in Yemen, aimed at the Iran-backed Houthi militia that has been targeting international shipping in the Red Sea, in Cyprus, in this handout picture released on January 12, 2024. UK MOD/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

Defense Secretary Grant Shapps commented that “the threat to innocent lives and global trade has become so great that this action was not only necessary, but our duty to protect ships and freedom of navigation”.

Earlier in the night UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the ongoing Houthi attacks “cannot continue”.

He had spoken of defending freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce with “limited, necessary and proportionate self-defence action” alongside the US and with non-operational support from the Netherlands, Canada and Bahrain to degrade military capabilities of the Houthis and to protect global shipping.

Με Typhoon που απογει&theta ;ηκαν απo το Ακρωτorρι, κτyπησε η Β&rho ;ετανΙα τους Χοψθι (εικόνες)

An RAF Typhoon aircraft takes off to join the U.S.-led coalition from RAF Akrotiri to conduct air strikes against military targets in Yemen, aimed at the Iran-backed Houthi militia that has been targeting international shipping in the Red Sea, in Cyprus, in this handout picture released on January 12, 2024. Sgt Lee Goddard/UK MOD/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Mr Sunak added that the Royal Navy continues to patrol the Red Sea as part of the multinational Operation Prosperity Guardian to deter aggression by the Houthis, who he called on to stop their attacks and take de-escalation steps.

The British Prime Minister had informed the Council of Ministers, the opposition and the Speaker of the House of Commons about the attack late on Thursday night, after the decision had been preceded by meetings of the Cobra committee and the National Security Council.

Με Typhoon που απογει&theta ;ηκαν απo το Ακρωτorρι, κτyπησε η Β&rho ;ετανΙα τους Χοψθι (εικόνες)

An RAF Typhoon aircraft takes off to join the U.S.-led coalition from RAF Akrotiri to conduct air strikes against military targets in Yemen, aimed at the Iran-backed Houthi militia that has been targeting international shipping in the Red Sea, in Cyprus, in this handout picture released on January 12, 2024. UK MOD/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

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