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U.S. launched new strikes against Houthis in Yemen

U.S. launched new strikes against Houthis in Yemen Photo: The U.S. launched new strikes against the Houthis in Yemen (GettyImages)

The United States launched an additional strike against the Houthi forces in Yemen on Friday, January 12, following the initial strike by the United Kingdom and the U.S. 24 hours earlier, according to Reuters and Sky News.

The recent strike, launched from a U.S. Navy ship, targeted Houthi radar installations. The radar infrastructure was a key focus of U.S. military efforts to halt Houthi attacks in the Red Sea.

The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) reported receiving notifications about two small boats heading towards a vessel for more than an hour. According to the agency, no weapons were observed, but a "suspicious approach" occurred in an area over 80 nautical miles southeast of Aden in Yemen.

The Houthi-affiliated channel Al-Masirah reported that the United States and the United Kingdom carried out airstrikes on the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.

This renewed attack happened just 24 hours after American and British aircraft, ships, and submarines conducted dozens of airstrikes across the country overnight to retaliate against Houthi forces, supported by Iran, for months of attacks on shipping in the Red Sea.

Strikes against the Houthis

On the night of January 12, the United States and the United Kingdom conducted joint strikes on Houthi targets in Yemen. Aircraft and ships were involved in the operation. The targets of the strikes were weapon storage facilities and Houthi training bases. A fire broke out as a result of one of the strikes, and a video of it appeared on the internet.

For more details on the U.S. and UK attack on the Houthis, see the material from RBC-Ukraine.

Earlier, we wrote about who the Houthis are and why they attack ships in the Red Sea.

U.S. President Joe Biden believes that the Houthis should be recognized as a terrorist group.