Escalating Tensions: 2nd US Airstrike Targets Iran-Backed Houthis

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In a swift response to heightened aggression, the United States executed an airstrike in Yemen early Saturday, targeting Iran-backed Houthis. 

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The strike was prompted by the rebels’ launch of a ballistic missile into international shipping lanes on Friday, marking the 28th assault on commercial ships in the Red Sea by the Iran-backed group in recent months.

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2nd Airstrike

This marked the second airstrike by American forces against Houthi rebels in Yemen. The US military revealed that the strike carried out at 3:45 am local time near Sana’a, the Yemeni capital, aimed at a radar target.

 USS Carney employed a Tomahawk missile in an operation strategically designed to degrade the Houthis’ capability to attack maritime vessels, including commercial ones.