Moment Houthi targets are annihilated in second US & UK blitz using 1,200mph RAF jets & Paveway IV laser-guided bombs

Moment Houthi targets are annihilated in second US & UK blitz using 1,200mph RAF jets & Paveway IV laser-guided bombs

THIS is the dramatic moment Houthi targets are annihilated by bombs in the second US and UK blitz.

Incredible footage shows a group of 1,200mph RAF jets soaring through the night sky as Paveway IV laser-guided bombs are dropped onto the rebels.

The moment the US and UK annihilated eight Houthi targets in the latest strikes in Yemen

Footage shows the blasts lighting up the sky with an amber glow

The dramatic explosions sent smoke billowing into the night sky

The four Typhoon jets were unleashed onto eight Houthi sites after they refused to stop their terrifying attacks on ships in the Red Sea.

A clip shared on social media shows the moment several blasts go off as the explosions can be seen as glowing amber flashes of light in the distance.

The bombs erupt as they light up the sky across Sanaa, Yemen in a chilling fashion as smoke clouds quickly form.

In another set of footage, the precise lasers from the bombs can be seen zoning in on their targets before loud, crackling explosions go off.

The Pentagon said Monday’s hit by the US and UK targeted several Houthi bases, including an underground bunker.

A US official told CBS the strikes had “good impact” on targets, understood to have been in the capital Sanaa, al-Dailami military base, near the city of Taizz, and Bayda province.

US defence officials said warship and submarine-launched Tomahawk missiles and fighter jets were used to also take out Houthi missile storage sites and launchers.

The UK’s Ministry of Defence said the four RAF Typhoon jets were accompanied by two Voyager tankers and US forces, striking Houthi targets at two military sites near the Sanaa airfield.

These were reportedly Houthi missile storage sites and launchers both crucial for the group’s attack and surveillance capabilities.

Defence Secretary Grant 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.”

The fresh strikes came just hours after Rishi Sunak and Joe Biden warned the Iranian-backed militants they would strike Yemen again “if needed”.

But Houthis rebels have warned the UK and US to expect retaliation following the second blitz.

Military spokesman Yahya Saree said: “These attacks will not go unanswered and unpunished.”

The strikes were another dramatic escalation in the crisis that for weeks has been threatening to ignite an all-out war across the Middle East over Israel’s ongoing battle with Hamas.

Israel Hamas war

Since the outbreak of the Israel-Gaza war the Houthis sprung from relative obscurity to holding roughly £1trillion of world trade hostage – turning one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes into an active warzone.

They are launching relentless drone and missile attacks on any ships connected with Israel in solidarity with their ally Hamas as they continue to battle with Israel.

The IDF recently suffered its worst losses of its Gaza offensive in a single day when 24 soldiers died in two horror clashes with Hamas terror troops.

Hamas fighters killed 21 Israeli reservists in a single attack using rocket propelled grenades in Khan Younis.

Army units were planting explosive mines to demolish a building when they were attacked.

The first RPG rocket hit a tank killing two soldiers but the second detonated the explosives in the building, sparking its fall onto the Israelis inside.

Rescue teams worked through the night recovering bodies and plucking seven injured comrades – including two who were seriously hurt – from the smoking ruin.

The building was destroyed just 600m inside Gaza as engineers began clearing land to create a future buffer zone in a bid to restore security.

In a separate incident on the same day, three more Israeli Defence Force officers were killed in a firefight with Hamas gunmen in Khan Younis and three other soldiers were seriously wounded.

Israeli forces announced they had now completely encircled Khan Younis as the net closed in on the suspected lair of October 7 terror master, Yahya Sinwar.

But more heavy losses were expected as fighting intensified towards a final showdown with the terror group’s most battle hardened fighters.

The first US and UK blitz

The first meticulously planned operation to target the rebels started earlier this month.

In the Janurary 11, strikes western forces led by the UK and US obliterated 60 military targets in total under the cover of darkness, weakening the Iran-backed terror proxy in Yemen.

Laser-guided Tomahawk missiles and Paveway bombs, 1,200mph fighter jets, Reaper drones and destroyers were used alongside the RAF planes.

It was the first time strikes had been launched against the Houthis following months of brutal Red Sea attacks.

The Ministry of Defence yesterday released dramatic pictures of the RAF Typhoons used to conduct precision strikes on two key Houthi military targets.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the “targeted strikes” were “limited, necessary and proportionate action in self defence”.

At the time aircraft made their way from Cyprus to Yemen and back in hours, refuelling mid-air after they destroyed the targets.

But in the days that followed it was revealed about 30 per cent of Houthis’ drone and missile stashes survived the attack.

Foreign Secretary David Cameron said the strikes sent the “clearest possible message”.

He said: “Since we last took action 10 days ago, there have been over 12 attacks on shipping by the Houthis in the Red Sea.

“These attacks are illegal, they are unacceptable.

“What we have done again is send the clearest possible message that we will continue to degrade their ability to carry out these attacks while sending the clearest possible message that we back our words and our warnings with action.”

Earlier on Monday evening the PM and President warned further “targeted military action to degrade Houthi capabilities” was on the table.

Footage of the first strikes on January 11

GettyHouthi followers holding weapons as they prepare to retaliate for the latest strikes[/caption]

APAn RAF Typhoon jet taking off to carry out strikes against Houthi military targets in Yemen[/caption]

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