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US attacked more than 200 Houthi targets in Yemen

Feb 28, 2024

The United States has struck 230 targets in Yemen after Houthi rebels attacked ships in the Red Sea.

This was stated by Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East Affairs Daniel Shapiro, Bloomberg reports.


During a speech at a meeting of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's subcommittee, Shapiro noted that the US strikes had probably destroyed hundreds of Houthi weapons. At the same time, he said, the group is "committed to sustaining standoff maritime attacks with their remaining inventory of weapons".

The testimony of Shapiro and US Envoy for the Conflict in Yemen Tim Landerking was the first testimony in Congress given by officials since the start of missile strikes on Houthi military targets in Yemen.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Ben Cardin and Chairman of the Committee's Middle East Subcommittee Chris Murphy said at the hearing that the US Congress should authorize the executive branch to strike Houthi positions.

As a reminder, since November 2023, Yemeni Houthis from the radical Islamic group Ansar Allah, which is supported by Iran, have been regularly attacking commercial vessels in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea with drones, cruise missiles, and ballistic missiles. The first attacks coincided with the beginning of the war between Israel and Hamas.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 28/02/2024

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