US Launches Another Airstrike Against Houthi Rebels In Yemen

On Saturday, the U.S. military launched another airstrike against the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists in Yemen in response to three months of continued attacks on commercial vessels and provocation of U.S. naval ships in the Red Sea.

According to U.S. officials, the strike came early Saturday morning local time, hitting a radar site that was believed to used to target ships in the Red Sea during the Houthis attacks on commercial vessels. The Houthis were designated as a terrorist group by former President Donald Trump, but President Joe Biden removed that designation upon taking office.

This is the second instance of retaliation against the Houthi terrorists — as late Thursday night and early Friday morning, U.S.-led coalition forces launched airstrikes against dozens of Houthi targets in Yemen, hitting at least 73 targets at 16 locations. These strikes used more than 100 precision-guided munitions to target command and control nodes, munitions depots, production facilities, launching systems, and air defense radar systems.

Despite tough talk on the issue, the Biden administration feared Iran’s reaction to their actions and thus decided to announce the strikes ahead of time, giving the Houthi terrorists plenty of time to escape. According to reports, only five terrorists were killed in the strikes, while several others were injured.

The Biden administration has also refused to target the Iranian spy ship in the Red Sea that has been aiding the Houthis in their attacks on commercial vessels.

In a Friday statement, Joint Staff Director of Operations Army Lt. Gen. Douglas A. Sims II declared that the U.S. was still conducting battle damage assessment on all of the targets hit during the initial round of airstrikes — noting that officials were “very confident about where our munitions struck.”

“We know precisely the capability that the Houthis have been employing against the Red Sea and the Bab al Mandab,” Sims added. “This was solely designed to get after the capability that is impeding international freedom of navigation in international waters. We feel pretty confident we did good work on that.”

Meanwhile, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is still recovering in the hospital from surgery complications that arose from prostate cancer — which he neglected to inform the Biden administration or the public about until several days into his recovery, despite the fact that the U.S. was in the middle of dealing with the Houthi terrorist attacks. Austin issued a statement on the strikes from his hospital bed, declaring that they were intended to “degrade the Houthis’ capabilities to endanger mariners and threaten global trade in one of the world’s most critical waterways.”