WASHINGTON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. military launched cruise missile strikes on Thursday to knock out three coastal radar sites in areas of Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi forces, retaliating after failed missile attacks this week on a U.S. Navy destroyer, U.S. officials said.
The strikes, authorized by President Barack Obama, represent Washington’s first direct military action against Houthi-controlled targets in Yemen’s conflict.
A U.S. Navy ship destroyed three radar sites from a rebel-controlled area in Yemen, the service announced late Wednesday.
Pentagon says radar sites were attacked after the destroyer USS Mason came under attack and notes ‘we will respond to any further threat’ Retaliating for days of attacks on a navy warship, the United States has launched its first st...
Navy bombs three radar sites controlled by Houthis after its warship came under missile attacks.