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>> The US military striking back against Yemen Thursday after two failed missile attacks targeting a navy destroyer. The military launching cruise missile strikes to knock out three coastal radar sites in the areas controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi forces. A Pentagon spokesman calling the retaliation limited self-defense strikes. Aimed at radar that enabled the attacks against the USS Mason on Sunday, and Wednesday.
Yora Baiomus is covering this story for Reuters.>> The US has been at pains, and very careful in emphasizing>> That these strikes were simply very limited in nature, and were self-defensive in nature. Because there is a fear that a conflagration of the conflict, and a deeper involvement of Washington in this conflict would just escalate and exacerbate the conflict even more The strikes represent Washington's first direct military action against suspected Houthi controlled targets in Yemen's conflict.
The Iran backed Houthis locked in a civil war with Yemen's western backed government denied the attack. Reuters learning the cruise missiles in Sunday's attack may have been provided by Iran which has been buzzing US ships in the Persian Gulf. The US not directly involved in Yemen but backing neighbor Saudi Arabia's relentless air campaign against the rebels which has been widely condemned for the high number of civilian casualties.
>> Aimed at radar that enabled the attacks against the USS Mason on Sunday, and Wednesday.