U.S. Navy launches retaliation airstrikes on radar sites in Yemen

Source: LA Times

U.S. Navy destroyer launched a salvo of Tomahawk cruise missiles early Thursday at three coastal radar sites along the western coast of Yemen, in what officials said was retaliation for the missiles launched this week toward a U.S. military ship in the Red Sea.

The Pentagon said the predawn offensive, launched from the U.S. destroyer Nitze, was aimed at installations in an area controlled by Houthi rebels. Initial assessments show the sites were destroyed, according to U.S. officials.

“These radars were active during previous attacks and attempted attacks on ships in the Red Sea,” said one U.S. official, who could not be identified discussing intelligence or ongoing operations. “The three radar sites were in remote areas, where there was little risk of civilian casualties or collateral damage.”

Source: LA Times