ALERT: US Launches Massive Military Attack (VIDEO)

(StraightShooterNews.com) – In the face of increasing conflict in the Middle East and to deter future terrorist activities threatening the region, the United States and the United Kingdom launched a series of air strikes in Yemen.

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This offensive was a direct response to the Iran-supported Houthi rebels’ recent aggressive actions against vessels in the strategically vital Red Sea. The U.S. military has reported that the Houthis have launched 27 attacks since November 19, a concerning increase in hostility.

These strikes followed a warning from John Kirby, the White House national security spokesman. Kirby emphatically urged the Houthis to cease their attacks, cautioning that they would face severe consequences if they failed to comply with this demand. Notably, the Houthi rebels have justified their actions as a form of protest against the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.

The retaliatory measures taken by the U.S. and U.K. were significant and targeted key locations believed to be the origin of the Houthi attacks. Reports from Bloomberg News indicated significant explosions in both the Yemeni capital of Sanaa and the port city of Al Hudaydah.

This operation was not unilateral; it saw participation and support from several countries, including Australia, the Netherlands, Bahrain, and Canada, with the U.K. contributing aircraft to the effort.

In a further statement, the U.S. government explained the reasons behind the strikes, saying the country was responding directly to unprecedented actions by the Houthis, particularly their use of anti-ship ballistic missiles, a first in history.

The statement mentioned the far-reaching impact of these assaults, affecting over 50 countries and involving crew members from more than 20 nations. It also detailed how these attacks have forced significant diversions in shipping routes, leading to substantial delays in global trade.

The U.S. stressed that such actions against international maritime safety and freedom of navigation were intolerable. It also made it clear that there would be no hesitance to take further measures to safeguard U.S. interests and ensure the free flow of international commerce.

Amidst these developments, Houthi leader Abdul Malik Al-Houthi issued a threatening warning against the U.S. and its allies. In a televised speech, he vowed substantial retaliation in the event of military action against the Houthi group. This statement added a new layer of tension to an already volatile situation, hinting at the potential for further escalation in the region.