The United States and United Kingdom have once again executed a series of precision air and missile strikes against Houthi rebel targets in Yemen. The operation saw the successful targeting of eight key locations, including a crucial underground storage site.
The strikes specifically aimed at dismantling the Houthis’ missile and air surveillance systems. A senior military official, speaking on condition of anonymity, detailed that the underground facility housed weaponry more sophisticated than those in previously targeted sites. The official stated, “The U.S. military assessed the strikes had ‘good impacts’ at all eight locations and destroyed the missiles, drones, and weapons storage facilities that were targeted.”
Despite the apparent success of these operations, officials acknowledge the likelihood of continued Houthi aggression. “While we have removed significant Houthi capability, that does not mean they have no more capability,” the official added.
These recent strikes mark a continuation of the U.S. and U.K.’s joint military efforts in the region, building upon a series of smaller-scale strikes initiated since January 11 against imminent threats from Houthi anti-ship missile sites.
U.S. Forces, Allies Conduct Joint Strikes in Yemen
As part of ongoing international efforts to respond to increased Houthi destabilizing and illegal activities in the region, on Jan. 22 at approximately 11:59 p.m. (Sanaa / Yemen time), U.S. Central Command forces alongside UK… pic.twitter.com/BQwEKZqMAo
— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) January 22, 2024