In a significant military operation, US and UK forces, along with help from other allies, launched multiple strikes against Houthi targets in Yemen. This move, confirmed by US President Joe Biden, was a direct response to the Iran-backed Houthi group’s repeated attacks on commercial vessels in the Red Sea.

President Biden stated, “Today, at my direction, US military forces — together with the United Kingdom and with support from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, and the Netherlands—successfully conducted strikes against several targets in Yemen used by Houthi rebels to endanger freedom of navigation in one of the world’s most vital waterways.”

The operation involved over 60 targeted strikes at 16 locations, aiming to dismantle Houthi capabilities significantly. US Air Forces Central Commander Lt. Gen. Alex Grynkewich elaborated,

“The Houthi assets included command and control nodes, munitions, depots, launching systems, production facilities, and air defense radar systems.”