US forces conduct strikes against Houthis in Yemen

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U.S. forces launched a “self-defense” strike Monday targeting two Houthi explosive uncrewed surface vehicles (USV), officials said.

The explosives were identified in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen and determined to present “an imminent threat to U.S. Navy ships and merchant vessels in the region,” U.S. Central Command said. 

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A strike launched from a naval ship

A missile is launched from a warship during the U.S.-led coalition operation against Yemen’s Houthi rebels.  (U.S. Central Command)

The strike was conducted at 3:30 p.m. local time. Authorities didn’t say whether the USVs were destroyed or if there were any casualties. 

On Sunday, U.S. forces conducted two strikes against the Iran-backed Houthis, including a strike against our anti-ship cruise missiles, all of which were prepared to launch against ships in the Red Sea, Centcom said. 

U.S. and coalition forces in the region have begun to take a more aggressive posture against the Houthis, which has upended the global shipping industry in the region with its constant attacks on commercial ships. 

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The group has said the attacks are in response to Israel’s war with Hamas. 

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In addition to the Houthis, the U.S. has launched strikes against Iran-backed groups in Iraq and Syria that have initiated dozens of attacks on U.S. troops in the region. 

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