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U.S. launches fourth round of strikes in a week against in Yemen

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Thursday, 18 January, 2024, 10:54
U.S. launches fourth round of strikes in a week against in Yemen

The U.S. conducted its fourth round of strikes against in Yemen in just under a week on Wednesday after the Houthis continued targeting commercial vessels, a U.S. official confirmed to CBS News. The strikes targeted several sites that were prepared to launch attacks, according to the official.

Initial reports of the strikes appeared in local sources on social media.

The strikes targeted "14 Iran-backed Houthi missiles that were loaded to be fired in Houthi controlled areas in Yemen," U.S. Central Command said in a statement Wednesday night. "These missiles on launch rails presented an imminent threat to merchant vessels and U.S. Navy ships in the region and could have been fired at any time," CENTCOM added.