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U.S. Hits 60+ Targets at Numerous Iranian-Backed Houthi Facilities throughout Yemen: U.S. Officials

U.S. officials said late Thursday night, January 11, that dozens of Iranian-backed Houthi targets were struck inside Yemen in response to the terrorist group’s months-long attacks on merchant ships in the Red Sea.

The strikes were launched in coordination with the United Kingdom, and with support from Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, and Bahrain, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement.

“This multinational action targeted radar systems, air defense systems, and storage and launch sites for one-way attack unmanned aerial systems, cruise missiles, and ballistic missiles,” the statement said.

General Michael Erik Kurilla, CENTCOM Commander, said that the U.S. military would “hold the Houthi militants and their destabilizing Iranian sponsors responsible for the illegal, indiscriminate, and reckless attacks on international shipping that have impacted 55 nations so far, including endangering the lives of hundreds of mariners, including the United States. Their illegal and dangerous actions will not be tolerated, and they will be held accountable,” he emphasized.

A renowned American newspaper, citing two U.S. officials, has said that 20-30% of the Houthis offensive capabilities were destroyed or damaged in the attacks, but that many of their weapon platforms are mobile and can be moved around.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Alex Grynkewich said that U.S. forces executed deliberate strikes on over 60 targets at 16 Iranian-backed Houthi militant locations, that more than 100 precision-guided munitions of various types were used in the strikes, and that missiles were fired from submarines. (DW / VFI News)

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