According to the US Navy command, the attack was carried out against 14 enemy missiles that were already in launchers and could be launched at any time.
The United States has again attacked Houthi military targets in Yemen. This was a pre-emptive strike before they did the same thing first. Reuters reports this.
It is noted that the Americans attacked 14 Houthi missiles, which were loaded and ready to launch at any moment. This is the fourth day of active actions in this region recently.
“These missiles on launch rails … could be fired at any time, prompting US forces to exercise their inherent right and responsibility to defend themselves,” the US Navy said in a statement.
The American department noted that the enemy’s weapons posed a great threat to US merchant ships and ships in the region. The strikes, along with others, are believed to undermine the Houthis’ ability to continue their reckless and unjustified attacks on various vessels in the Red Sea.
Strikes against Houthis in Yemen: details
It is noted that the Houthis, who control most of Yemen, have been attacking commercial ships in territorial waters for several months, which has slowed down trade between Asia and Europe and has also alarmed many countries. Washington’s actions will have to significantly limit the enemy’s capabilities.
The Houthis themselves say that they act solely out of solidarity with the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, and despite the attacks from the United States, they want to expand their attacks.
Let us recall that on January 13 it was reported that President Joe Biden said whether the United States would continue to shell Yemen. According to him, Washington is ready to take further measures to eliminate threats and attacks from the Houthis.