A U.S. official told Fox News that the U.S. carried out strikes Wednesday evening on about a dozen Houthi missiles inside Yemen that were being staged to fire on commercial ships in the Red Sea/Gulf of Aden.
This comes after U.S. forces struck a Houthi-owned cache of anti-ship ballistic missiles in Yemen on Tuesday, U.S. officials confirmed to Fox News Digital. The strike was reportedly in direct response to a missile launched against U.S. vessels in the Red Sea.
Houthi forces have taken credit for continued attacks on merchant vessels and threatened to expand their targets to include U.S. and British vessels — all in a campaign to support Hamas in its war against Israel.
US STRIKES HOUTHI MISSILE CACHE IN YEMEN, OFFICIALS CONFIRM
The attack by the Houthis was the first acknowledged by the U.S. since strikes on the rebels from the U.S. and allied nations began on Friday after weeks of assaults on shipping in the Red Sea.
This is a developing story.
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