5 Feb 2024

US and UK strike Houthi targets in the Red Sea

From Morning Report, 6:13 am on 5 February 2024

There's been another round of US and UK-led airstrikes in Yemen, in response to continuing Houthi attacks on vessels in the Red Sea.

The US Secretary of Defence confirmed on Sunday they had hit 13 targets in Houthi-controlled parts of Yemen, with support from several countries including New Zealand.

Local officials haven't specified our exact involvement in the strikes, but Minister of Defence Judith Collins says, "New Zealand is part of the coalition that supports this action."

The Independent's former Middle East correspondent Don Macintyre spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.