WASHINGTON: The United States military fired rocket propelled grenades and ammunition on three waterfront radar locales in Houthi-controlled territories of Yemen, retaliating after fizzled rocket assaults this week on a US Navy destroyer, authorities said on Wednesday.
The strikes approved by President Barack Obama speak of Washington’s first immediate military activity against Houthi-controlled focuses in Yemen’s contention.
The Pentagon said that preliminary US evaluations showed the radar locales were demolished.
“These constrained self-preservation strikes were directed to ensure our staff, our boats, and our opportunity of route in this essential sea path,” Pentagon representative Peter Cook said.
“The United States will react to any further risk to our boats and business activity, as fitting.”