US Sends Message to Yemen after Air Strikes

( – The United States launched another strike against Houthi rebels in Yemen last Friday following the large-scale strikes launched the day before, ABC News reported.

In a statement Friday night, US Central Command (CENTCOM) said Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles were fired at a Houthi radar site from the USS Carney at 3:45 a.m. local time on Saturday (or Friday night US Eastern Time).

According to CENTCOM, the strike was a “follow-on action” on a target involved with Houthi strikes on commercial shipping on Friday, January 12.

The Houthi rebels fired anti-ship missiles at a commercial vessel in the Gulf of Aden that, according to CENTCOM, missed its target and fell into the water.

Last Friday’s attack was the 28th launched by the Houthis on merchant and commercial shipping in the region since November 19, 2023.

On Thursday, January 11, the US led a large-scale attack on 28 Houthi locations using Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from US Navy destroyers, Navy fighter aircraft from the USS Eisenhower, and UK warplanes.

Following last Thursday’s attacks, the Houthis vowed retaliation against the US.

On Monday, the Houthis fired a missile that hit a US-owned ship in the Gulf of Aden less than a day after it launched a cruise missile toward a US Navy destroyer in the Southern Red Sea, the Associated Press reported.

CENTCOM confirmed in a statement Monday morning that the US-owned Gibraltar Eagle had been hit by a missile strike from Yemen. However, the vessel reported no significant damage or injuries. The Gibraltar Eagle was able to continue on its journey, according to CENTCOM.

CENTCOM also confirmed that shortly before the attack on the Gibraltar Eagle, an anti-ship ballistic missile was detected by US forces heading toward the commercial shipping lanes in the Southern Red Sea. However, the missile crash-landed in Yemen.

In a statement Sunday evening, CENTCOM reported that a missile had been fired at the USS Laboon in the Southern Red Sea. However, the missile was shot down by a US fighter jet near the coast of Hudaydah.

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