Thursday, October 13, 2016

The U.S. Military Has Directly Entered The Conflict In Yemen

Daily Mail: US military destroys three 'radar sites' in Yemen in tit-for-tat response to two failed missile attacks on their Navy destroyer

* The retaliatory attack on Thursday was authorized by President Obama
* Marks first shots fired by the US against Yemen's Shiite rebels the Houthis
* Missiles launched from Houthi-controlled territory targeted the USS Mason twice in four days this week
* Officials said the three radar sites were in remote areas, where there was little risk of civilian casualties or collateral damage
* US previously only provided logistical support and refueling to the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis

Military missiles launched by the US in a series of 'limited self-defense strikes' have destroyed three radar sites on Yemen's Red Sea Coast, the Pentagon has revealed.

The retaliatory attack, authorized by President Obama, follows two incidents this week in which missiles were fired on a US naval destroyer called the USS Mason.

Thursday's strikes mark the first shots fired by the US against Yemen's Shiite rebels, known as the Houthis, in the country's long-running civil war.

The US previously only provided logistical support and refueling to the Saudi-led coalition battling the Houthis and their allies, including supporters of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

While the US military has been focused on al-Qaeda in Yemen, the Houthis had not been a primary target of American forces.

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WNU Editor: The Houthi rebels in Yemen respond .... Houthi Rebels in Yemen Condemn U.S. Attack on Radar Sites (WSJ). More here .... Yemen's Houthis warn U.S. against further attacks (Reuters).

More News On Today's U.S. Military Strikes On Yemen

U.S. military strikes Yemen after missile attacks on U.S. Navy ship -- Reuters
Officials say US missiles destroy radar sites on Yemen coast -- AP
Yemen conflict: US strikes radar sites after missile attack on ship -- BBC
US enters Yemen war, bombing Houthis who launched missiles at navy ship -- The Guardian
Navy launches Tomahawk missiles at rebel sites in Yemen after attacks on U.S. ships -- Washington Post
Yemen: America retaliates after Houthi rebels fire at navy warship -- The Independent
Pentagon: Missile fired at Navy ship off coast of Yemen -- USA Today
US strikes Yemen after missiles launched on warship -- CNN
US Strikes Yemen Sites in Retaliation for Missile Launches -- VOA
US hits Yemen rebels with cruise missiles after failed attack on warship -- DW
US launches strikes against Houthi radar sites in Yemen -- Al Jazeera
US strikes Yemen rebels directly for first time -- Washington Post/AP
Who. Where. Why. What. Here's your Yemen 101. -- Jim Michaels , USA TODAY
Who Are Yemen's Houthis and What Do They Want? -- NBC

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