Joint Strikes Against Iranian-Backed Houthi In Yemen (Full Report)
The strikes targeted 36 Houthi targets across 13 different locations and hit 13 deeply buried weapons storage facilities, missile systems, launchers, air defense systems and radars.
YEMEN - On February 3rd, the United States and Britain carried out joint strikes against Iranian-backed Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen with the support of Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, and New Zealand.
According to the Pentagon, the strikes were intended to further disrupt and degrade the capabilities of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia to carry out their attacks against U.S. and international vessels transiting the Red Sea.
The strikes targeted 36 Houthi targets across 13 different locations and hit 13 deeply buried weapons storage facilities, missile systems, launchers, air defense systems and radars, the Pentagon stated.
"This collective action sends a clear message to the Houthis that they will continue to bear further consequences if they do not end their illegal attacks on international shipping and naval vessels." a statement by the Pentagon said.
It added, "We will not hesitate to defend lives and the free flow of commerce in one of the world's most critical waterways".
Another statement by the Pentagon said, "These precision strikes are intended to disrupt and degrade the capabilities that the Houthis use to threaten global trade, and the lives of innocent mariners, and are in response to a series of illegal, dangerous, and destabilizing Houthi actions since previous coalition strikes on January 11 and 22, 2024, including the January 27 attack which struck and set ablaze the Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker M/V Marlin Luanda."