In a collaborative effort, the US Air Force, in conjunction with UK forces and other allies, carried out a coordinated series of strikes hitting more than 60 targets across 16 locations in Yemen where Houthi rebels were active. The operation, involving the destruction of command and control nodes, munitions depots, launching systems, production facilities, and air defense radar systems, utilized over 100 precision-guided munitions.
In a statement released late on Thursday, US Air Force Central Commander Lt. Gen. Alex Grynkewich emphasized the unwavering commitment of both US and UK forces to support critical partners in the Middle East. The primary objective of these strikes is to counter Iranian-backed militia groups, specifically addressing the threat posed by Houthi militants and their impact on regional security and stability.
This joint initiative underscores the ongoing collaboration between the United States and the United Kingdom in addressing shared concerns regarding the influence and activities of Iranian-backed militias in the Middle East. By targeting key Houthi rebel sites, the US and UK forces aim to bolster the defense capabilities of their regional partners and maintain a secure and stable environment in the area.