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    US and UK Wage Retaliatory Strikes on Houthi Targets in Yemen Following Attacks on Commercial Shipping

    US and UK Wage Retaliatory Strikes on Houthi Targets in Yemen Following Attacks on Commercial Shipping

    The U.S. and its allies on Thursday conducted major retaliatory strikes in Yemen hitting multiple Houthi targets after several months of drone and missile attacks by the Iranian-backed rebels that have menaced merchant shipping in the Red Sea.

    A senior military official told reporters late Thursday evening that the U.S. and U.K. conducted strikes that were launched from aircraft, ships and submarines, destroying multiple targets in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the operation was carried out with support from Australia, Bahrain, Canada and the Netherlands.

    The Navy has deployed the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier as well as several destroyers to the area in recent months. The Navy also released pictures of a Tomahawk cruise missile-armed submarine heading to the Red Sea in early November.

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    The military official noted that the military used “precision-guided munitions” but would not offer more details. The Associated Press reported that witnesses heard explosions in Yemen's capital Sanaa and Hodieda, the largest port in Yemen controlled by the Houthis.

    A senior administration official who was also on the call with reporters said the attacks were focused specifically on Houthi missile, radar and drone capabilities — “the capabilities that are essential…

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