US conducts attacks in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen

The US military says it has conducted several attacks against cruise missiles in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen.

The US Central Command announced on Sunday that its forces carried out a strike against a Houthi cruise missile around 4 a.m., local time. It said the missile was prepared to launch against ships in the Red Sea.

The command said that another strike was staged against a Houthi land attack cruise missile at approximately 5:30 a.m. It also said that beginning at 10:30 a.m., its forces struck four anti-ship cruise missiles.

The command noted that US forces determined the missiles presented an imminent threat to US Navy ships and merchant vessels in the region.

It said that the latest attacks will protect freedom of navigation, as well as make international waters safer and more secure for such ships and vessels.

On Saturday, the US Central Command and the British military carried out massive strikes against Houthi bases.

A spokesperson for the Houthi militants has hinted at retaliation against US and British forces operating around the Red Sea.