US launches fourth round of strikes against Houthis after missile attack on commercial vessel

The United States launched its fourth round of strikes against the Yemeni Houthis — the first since re-designating them a terrorist organization.

The strikes were launched against 14 different missile launching sites, according to U.S. Central Command. The strikes were launched hours after the Houthis hit a U.S.-owned merchant ship with the shipping company Genco. None were injured on the ship and it continued with its mission with some damage sustained.

This Friday, Jan. 12, 2024 satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows damage from airstrikes on a radar site at Sanaa Airport in Yemen. Yemen’s Houthi rebels have vowed fierce retaliation for American and British strikes against them, further raising the prospect of a wider conflict in a region already beset by Israel’s war in Gaza. (Maxar Technologies via AP)

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