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U.S. Launches Missile Strikes In Yemen After Attacks Against Navy Ship

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.
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