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New strikes against Houthis in Yemen conducted by the US and the UK – CENTCOM’s announcement

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New strikes against Houthis in Yemen conducted by the US and the UK - CENTCOM's announcement
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A new attack by the Houthis in Yemen was carried out a little while ago by the USA together with the forces of the United Kingdom. The US Central Command (CENTCOM) issued an announcement regarding the attack.

Here is the announcement from CENTCOM:

“As part of ongoing international efforts to respond to increased Houthi destabilizing and illegal activities in the region, on Jan. 22 at approximately 11:59 p.m. (Sanaa / Yemen time), U.S. Central Command forces alongside UK Armed Forces, and with the support from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, and the Netherlands, conducted strikes on 8 Houthi targets in Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist-controlled areas of Yemen.

These strikes from this multilateral coalition targeted areas in Houthi-controlled Yemen used to attack international merchant vessels and U.S. Navy ships in the region. The targets included missile systems and launchers, air defense systems, radars, and deeply buried weapons storage facilities.

These strikes are intended to degrade Houthi capability to continue their reckless and unlawful attacks on U.S. and U.K. ships as well as international commercial shipping in the Red Sea, Bab Al-Mandeb Strait, and the Gulf of Aden. These strikes are separate and distinct from the multinational freedom of navigation actions performed under Operation Prosperity Guardian”.

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