The US military has destroyed an Iranian-backed Houthi radar site in Yemen, which was deemed a threat to coalition forces and merchant ships in the region.

US Central Command announced the action, stating:

“In the past 24 hours, U.S. Central Command forces successfully destroyed one Iranian-backed Houthi radar site in a Houthi controlled area of Yemen.

It was determined the radar site presented an imminent threat to U.S., coalition forces, and merchant vessels in the region. This action was taken to protect freedom of navigation and make international waters safer and more secure.”

Operation Prosperity Guardian is a United States-led coalition formed in December 2023 to counter Houthi attacks on shipping in the Red Sea. The Houthi movement began blockading Israel and attacking commercial vessels following the Israel-Hamas war outbreak in October 2023, aiming to prevent the bombing of Gaza and force Israel to allow food and medicine into the area.

The coalition, comprising over 20 nations, was created to address these threats and ensure the safety of international maritime commerce. The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution on 10 January demanding an end to Houthi attacks on merchant vessels, leading to increased coalition airstrikes against Houthi targets in Yemen.

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George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval and cyber security matters and has appeared on national radio and television to discuss current events. George is on Twitter at @geoallison
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Russell Tilling
Russell Tilling (@guest_832826)
12 days ago

Great news!

Nevis
Nevis (@guest_832883)
12 days ago

Slightly off topic. An Iranian frigate has sunk. That’s a shame!!!

Iain
Iain (@guest_832927)
12 days ago
Reply to  Nevis

Or is it off topic? 😎

Frank62
Frank62 (@guest_832963)
12 days ago
Reply to  Nevis

IRIS Sahand apparently. Capsized whilst under repairs on Sunday. A sister ship also capsized during building & is being repaired.

Cymbeline
Cymbeline (@guest_833013)
12 days ago
Reply to  Frank62

I thought it was just the Chinese that built Junks?