The U.S. military launched a fresh wave of strikes against Houthi missiles in Yemen on Sunday, the Pentagon said, while a drone attack on an American base in Syria left several Kurdish fighters dead overnight in the latest bloodshed in the region.
U.S. Central Command on Monday said in a statement that its forces had struck a Houthi land attack cruise missile as well as four anti-ship cruise missiles “all of which were prepared to launch against ships in the Red Sea.” The Iran-backed militia’s weapons “presented an imminent threat to U.S. Navy ships and merchant vessels in the region,” the statement added.
The Houthis have been attacking ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden since the outbreak of Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza. The rebels claim to target vessels linked with Israel out of solidarity with Palestine, but many of those targeted seemingly have no ties to Israel at all.
Source: The Daily Beast
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