US Launches Fourth Round of Strikes Against Houthis in Yemen

Explosions were reported in several cities and towns

The US launched another round of missile strikes against the Houthis in Yemen, marking the fourth time the US has bombed the country since last Friday.

US officials told AP that the strikes were launched from US Navy warships and submarines. The attack came after the Houthis, officially known as Ansar Allah, struck a US-owned cargo ship with a drone in the Gulf of Aden.

Reports on social media said there were strikes in towns and cities across Houthi-controlled Yemen, including Hodeidah, Saada, Dhamar, and Al-Bayda. The Houthis control the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, and govern territory where 70-80% of Yemen’s population lives.

US Central Command later confirmed the strikes and claimed it targeted 14 “Houthi missiles that were loaded to be fired in Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen.”

The US strikes in Yemen have significantly escalated the situation in the region as the Houthis have expanded the scope of their targets to American commercial shipping. The Houthis have shown no sign of backing down in the face of the US military and have repeatedly stated they won’t stop attacking Israeli-linked shipping until the Israeli onslaught in Gaza ends.

President Biden has come under significant criticism from some members of Congress for not getting authorization for the strikes on Yemen, but that hasn’t stopped him from continuing to bomb the country.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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