NewsU.S. and NATO strike 60+ Houthi targets in defense of navigation freedom

U.S. and NATO strike 60+ Houthi targets in defense of navigation freedom

Attack on Huti. There is a NATO response.
Attack on Huti. There is a NATO response.
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9:38 AM EST, January 12, 2024

The U.S. Central Command reported Friday that the attacks focused on command and control nodes, ammunition storage sites, production facilities, launcher sites, and air defense radars.

As reported by BBC, coalition forces also engaged in locations from where the Houthis had previously deployed drones and airports from which they had launched rocket attacks. These targeted areas were especially in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, and the port of Al-Hudaydah.

According to CNN, the Houthis confirmed that the air strikes also targeted the Al-Dailami Air Base, located north of the capital, the vicinity of Al-Hudaydah International Airport in western Yemen, the Kahlan camp in the northern part of the country, the international airport of Taizz, and the airport in the region of Abbs city in northwestern Yemen.

Allied Support

Support for the American and British airstrikes was provided by Australia, Bahrain, Canada, and the Netherlands, as reported by U.S. President Joe Biden. He emphasized that the strikes on Houthi targets were a direct response to unprecedented Houthi attacks on international shipping.

In a statement issued shortly after the attack, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak reasserted that the UK will continually defend the freedom of navigation and the unimpeded trade flow.

Russia and Iran, however, expressed criticism over the attack.

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