Who are the Houthi rebels in Yemen?

Latest US-UK strikes against Houthi rebels send 'clearest possible message' that they must stop Red Sea attacks

Houthi fighters take over the Galaxy Leader ship in the Red Sea off Hudaydah in November
Houthi fighters take over the Galaxy Leader ship in the Red Sea off Hudaydah in November
(Image credit: Houthi Movement via Getty Images)

The US and UK have carried out a second major wave of air strikes against the Houthis in Yemen in less than a fortnight.

Last night's joint attacks hit eight targets, including radars, missile sites and underground weapons storage bunkers, according to the Pentagon.

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