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US Strikes Yemen!

US Strikes Yemen!
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Once again the US support to the tyrants is out of question. As the Saudi-led coalition continues to strike improvised Yemen, the US military has carried out a series of so-called "limited self-defense strikes" in Yemen.


US Strikes Yemen!

The attack, authorized by President Obama, was carried out in retaliation to recent attacks on the US naval destroyer, USS Mason.

According to the Pentagon's initial assessments, three "radar sites" were destroyed in the attack.

The attack on coastal targets was carried out by Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from the destroyer USS Nitze, NPR reported. According to US officials all targets were "in remote areas, where there was little risk of civilian casualties or collateral damage."

"These limited self-defense strikes were conducted to protect our personnel, our ships, and our freedom of navigation in this important maritime passageway," the statement reads.

President Barack Obama authorized the strikes on the recommendation of War Secretary Ash Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Joseph Dunford, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said in a statement.

The US military vowed to respond to "any further threat to our ships and commercial traffic."

Earlier on Wednesday, USS Mason fell under fire for the second time in four days. At least one rocket was fired at the destroyer, causing "no damage to the ship or its crew," Cook said.

Until now Washington, a major ally of Saudi Arabia, the US continues to supply weapons to Saudi Arabia.

Human Rights groups have repeatedly criticized the US and the UK for supplying arms to Saudi Arabia which continues to bomb civilian targets in Yemen. Critics continue to accuse the Saudi-led coalition of using cluster munitions, which are banned in most countries.

Last year Noble Peace Prize winner President Barack Obama authorized US forces to provide support to the Saudi-led coalition by creating a "Joint Planning Cell." The State Department admitted to providing the Saudis with "intelligence sharing, targeting assistance, advisory and logistical support".

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

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