12 June 2024
The US rained missiles on Houthi targets in Yemen 0

The US rained missiles on Houthi targets in Yemen 0

(Dan Tri) - The US launched a new round of raids against targets believed to be related to the Houthi forces in Yemen on the evening of January 17.

(Dan Tri) – The US launched a new round of raids against targets believed to be related to the Houthi forces in Yemen on the evening of January 17.

A US-led coalition plane took off to carry out an attack on the Houthis on January 11 (Photo: Reuters).

CBS quoted unnamed US officials as saying that US warships in the Red Sea launched a series of missiles at targets believed to be used by the Houthis to carry out attacks.

The raid targeted more than 10 locations inside Yemeni territory.

According to a source, the US Navy used Tomahawk missiles launched from the surface ship USS Florida and a submarine to target 14 missile launch locations used by the Houthis to target the Red Sea.

This raid took place after the Houthis attacked the US cargo ship Genco Picardy in the Gulf of Aden early the same day.

`Our forces will not hesitate to target all sources of threat in the Red and Arabian Seas within their legal right to defend Yemen and continue to support the Palestinian people,` the spokesman said.

US Central Command (CENTCOM), the unit in charge of overseeing US military operations in the Middle East and Central Asia, said no one was injured in the attack and the ship could still operate despite damage.

The Red Sea has recently `heated up` along with the tension between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

On January 11, US and British planes and warships launched missiles and bombed dozens of Houthi-related locations in Yemen.

The US-led coalition announced that this attack was in response to the Houthi campaign of  drone and missile attacks targeting commercial ships in the Red Sea since the Israel-Hamas conflict broke out.

The US government yesterday announced that it had returned the Houthi armed forces in Yemen to the list of terrorist organizations.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated that Washington will remove the Houthis from the list if this force stops attacking ships and boats passing through the Red Sea.

However, Houthi said that this force will continue to attack US and British warships and Israeli cargo ships in the Red Sea until Israel stops its military campaign in Gaza.

After the first raid on January 11, US and British officials said that the Houthi’s attack capacity had decreased significantly.

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