US in new strikes against Houthi attack in Yemen - MilectoUS in new strikes against Houthi attack in Yemen - Milecto

The U.S. military said on Wednesday that they had attacked 14 Houthi rockets in Yemen, making it the fourth day in a row that they had done so. A message on the social media site X by U.S. Central Command said that the choice was made because the loaded Houthi missiles were a direct danger to both commercial ships and U.S. Navy ships in the area. The message made it clear that the missiles, which were on launch lines, could be fired at any time. In answer, US troops thought it was necessary to protect themselves, which was both their right and duty.

Along with other steps we’ve already taken, the recent strikes are meant to weaken the Houthi group so they can’t keep attacking international and commercial ships without thinking twice in important places like the Red Sea, the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, and the Gulf of Aden. Since November, Houthi attacks on ships in the area have been supported by Iran. These attacks have slowed down trade between Asia and Europe and made major world powers more worried. The U.S. strikes are a reaction that is meant to make it harder for the Houthis to launch more attacks, especially in the Red Sea area.

The Houthis, who control most of Yemen, claim that their activities are motivated by sympathy with Palestinians in Gaza and have threatened to escalate their assaults. Earlier today, US Central Command stated that a drone fired from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen attacked a US-owned vessel in the Gulf of Aden. According to X, the strike caused minor damage but no injuries. The afflicted vessel, M/V Genco Picardy, is a bulk carrier ship registered in the Marshall Islands and sails under the United States flag.

The United States has restored the Yemen-based Houthi rebels on a terrorist list, after another assault by the militants on a US-operated vessel in the Red Sea area this week.

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