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US strikes against Houthis are ‘not working,’ says former CENTCOM spokesperson

Former CENTCOM spokesperson Col. Joe Buccino, ret., discusses the U.S. strikes on Houthi targets, the changing of the group’s terrorist designation and identifying operatives.

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U.S. Defense officials said U.S. and U.K. ships and warplanes carried out multiple strikes on Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen on Monday.

Multiple locations in Yemen experienced large explosions which were the result of the airstrikes.

A U.S. official tells Fox News one of the Houthi targets struck by U.S. and British munitions included Al Dailami Air Base along with missile launching sites and weapons storage facilities for ballistic missiles and drones.

This is the second joint U.S.-U.K. strikes from air and sea since Jan 11.


USS Dwight D. Eisenhower

The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) cruises in the Arabian Gulf July 24, 2000 on a scheduled six month deployment. (U.S. Navy/Liaison)

The strikes consisted of Tomahawk missiles fired from U.S. warships, as well as F-18 fighter jets from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier.

The U.K. and U.S. conducted the attacks on less than 10 Houthi targets, defense officials said.

There have been at least 151 attacks on U.S. forces in the region.

This is a developing story. Check back for more details.

Liz Friden is a Pentagon producer based in Washington, D.C.

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