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U.S. and allies hit radars and ballistic missile launch sites - Pentagon chief

U.S. and allies hit radars and ballistic missile launch sites - Pentagon chief Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

The United States and its allies targeted Houthi-related facilities in Yemen associated with drones, ballistic and cruise missiles, as well as coastal radars, announced Pentagon Chief Lloyd Austin, according to the department's press service.

"In light of the illegal, dangerous, and destabilizing Iranian-backed Houthi attacks against U.S. and international vessels and commercial vessels from many countries lawfully transiting the Red Sea, today the militaries of the United States and the United Kingdom, with support from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, and the Netherlands, conducted strikes against military targets in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen," said Austin.

He mentioned that the strikes specifically targeted facilities linked to unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as sites for launching ballistic and cruise missiles, and coastal radars used by the Houthis.

"We will not hesitate to defend our forces, the global economy, and the free flow of legitimate commerce in one of the world's vital waterways," added Austin.


On the morning of January 12, the United States and Britain, with support from allies, conducted a coordinated strike on Houthi bases and other military targets in Yemen.

Reports indicate that numerous military objects were damaged as a result of the strikes. However, according to official representatives of the United States, the strikes were executed with maximum precision and consideration to avoid casualties among the civilian population.

For more details on the nighttime attack on military targets in Yemen, please refer to RBC-Ukraine coverage.