Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

U.S. News

U.S. Launches New Round Of Airstrikes Against Houthis In Yemen

via The Telegraph
This article was originally published at Publications approved for syndication have permission to republish this article, such as Microsoft News, Yahoo News, Newsbreak, UltimateNewswire and others. To learn more about syndication opportunities, visit About Us.

The U.S. military conducted airstrikes against the Houthis in Yemen after the group targeted merchant ships and U.S. forces in the Red Sea.

The strikes destroyed anti-ship ballistic missiles and seized a ship carrying Iranian-made weapons intended for the Houthis.

The operation violated U.N. Security Resolution 2216 and international law.

“Earlier in the day at approximately, 4:15 a.m. (Sanaa time), U.S. Forces struck and destroyed four Houthi anti-ship ballistic missiles prepared to launch from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen,” U.S. Central Command stated.

“U.S. Navy SEALs operating from USS Lewis B Puller, supported by helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), executed a complex boarding of the dhow near the coast of Somalia in international waters of the Arabian Sea, seizing Iranian-made ballistic missile and cruise missiles components,” CENTCOM wrote.

“Seized items include propulsion, guidance, and warheads for Houthi medium range ballistic missiles (MRBMs) and anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCMs), as well as air defense associated components. Initial analysis indicates these same weapons have been employed by the Houthis to threaten and attack innocent mariners on international merchant ships transiting in the Red Sea.”

The U.S. Navy also reported two SEALs missing at sea, with an ongoing search for them.

“The direct or indirect supply, sale, or transfer of weapons to the Houthis in Yemen violates U.N. Security Resolution 2216 and international law,” CENTCOM said, adding that “two U.S. Navy SEALs previously reported as lost at sea were directly involved in this operation.”

“We are conducting an exhaustive search for our missing teammates,” General Michael Erik Kurilla stated.

Additionally, the Navy sank the vessel involved in illegal weapon transportation to the Houthis.

Most Popular:

Trump Responds To Biden’s Bombing In Yemen

Bombshell UFO Footage Released To The Public

Hunter Biden’s Art Scheme Exposed By GOP Probe

You May Also Like