US military strikes another Houthi-controlled site after warning ships to avoid parts of Red Sea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military early Saturday struck another Houthi-controlled site in Yemen that it had determined was putting commercial vessels in the Red Sea at risk, a day after the U.S. and Britain launched multiple airstrikes targeting Houthi rebels . Associated Press journalists in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital, heard one loud explosion. U.S. Central Command said the “follow-on action” early Saturday local time against a Houthi radar site was conducted by the Navy destroyer USS Carney using Tomahawk land attack missiles. The first day of strikes Friday hit 28 locations and struck more than 60 targets. President Joe Biden had warned Friday that the Iranian-backed Houthis could face further strikes. READ MORE US and British militaries launch massive retaliatory strike against Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen Who are the Houthis? And why did the US and UK retaliate for their attacks on ships in the Red Sea? Iran’s navy seizes oil tanker in Gulf of Oman that was at the center of a major US-Iran crisis Biden was asked on Saturday, as he left the White House to spend the weekend at Camp David, about the message sent to Iran from the U.S. strikes against the Houthis: “We delivered it privately and we’re confident we’re well prepared,” he told reporters. The latest strike came after the U.S. Navy on Friday warned American-flagged vessels to steer clear of areas around Yemen in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden for the next 72 hours after the initial airstrikes. The warning came as Yemen’s Houthis vowed retaliation, further raising the prospect of a wider conflict in a region already beset by Israel’s war in Gaza. U.S. military and White House officials said they expected the Houthis to try to strike back. A map showing Yemen with its capital, Sanaa. (AP […]

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