WASHINGTON (Agencies): US forces conducted a fresh strike against a Houthi radar site in Yemen early on Saturday local time, according to the American military and the Iran-backed militia’s official media.
The strike was conducted by the USS Carney (DDG 64) using Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles and was a follow-on action on a specific military target associated with strikes taken on Jan. 12 designed to degrade the Houthi’s ability to attack maritime vessels, including commercial vessels.
The US Central Command (CENTCOM) said the strike targeted the radar site to degrade the militia’s ability to attack maritime vessels.
The Houthi movement’s television channel Al-Masirah reported that the strike targeted the Al-Dailami base in Sana’a, Yemen’s rebel-held capital. An official of Yemen’s Houthi group Ansarullah said on Saturday that there were no injuries in US latest strike against Houthi forces in Sanaa, and vowed a “strong and effective” response. “There were no injuries, no material nor human losses,” Nasruldeen Amer told Al Jazeera.
The fresh strike came a day after US and British warplanes, ships and submarines launched dozens of air strikes across Yemen overnight in retaliation against Houthi forces for months of attacks on Red Sea shipping.