U.S. forces have been actively engaging Houthi rebel sites in Yemen. On the sixth day of consecutive operations, U.S. fighter jets, launched from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, struck three anti-ship missiles prepared for launch in Houthi-controlled areas.
The strikes, carried out by F/A-18 aircraft, were aimed at neutralizing imminent threats to merchant vessels and U.S. Navy ships. U.S. Central Command, in a statement on Friday, specified that the operation took place at around 6:45 p.m. local time in Sanaa, targeting missiles poised towards the southern Red Sea. The precise details of how the strikes were conducted were not disclosed.
Despite these efforts, the Houthi rebels continue to pose a significant threat to shipping in the Red Sea. Al-Masirah, a Houthi-run news channel, reported air raids in the western city of Hodieda, specifically targeting the al-Jabaana neighborhood. The exact locations of the U.S. strikes have not been confirmed.
Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh stated that while the U.S. actions are diminishing Houthi capabilities, they have not completely eliminated the threat. The Houthis assert that their attacks will continue as long as Israel maintains its blockade of Gaza.