Yemen’s houthi militia holds funeral for 17 members killed in US-British airstrikes.

Yemen’s Houthi militia conducted a funeral ceremony on Saturday for at least 17 militants who were killed during joint US-British airstrikes targeting the Iran-backed group, as reported by the Houthi-run Saba news agency.

The Houthi attacks, involving exploding drones and missiles targeting commercial ships since November 19, are stated to be in response to Israel’s military operations in Gaza. The ongoing conflict has led to retaliatory strikes by the United States and Britain against Houthi targets in Yemen.

Saba’s coverage of the funerals emphasized that these actions would not deter the Yemeni people from supporting their counterparts in the Gaza Strip.

In addition to the airstrikes, the US and Britain have designated the Houthi militia as a terrorist group, aligning with the turmoil stemming from the Israel-Hamas war that has repercussions throughout the region.

The Houthi campaign has significantly disrupted international shipping, prompting some companies to suspend transits through the Red Sea, opting for the longer and costlier route around Africa.