Navy strikes radar sites off Yemen in response to missile attacks on ships

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The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) holds steady on course during an anti-submarine formation exercise while the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), auxiliary oiler replenishment ship RFA Fort Victoria (A 387) and the Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth (FFH 157) breakaway on September 2016. Janweb B. Lagazo/U.S. Navy photo
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The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) holds steady on course during an anti-submarine formation exercise while the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), auxiliary oiler replenishment ship RFA Fort Victoria (A 387) and the Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth (FFH 157) breakaway on September 2016. Janweb B. Lagazo/U.S. Navy photo

Navy strikes radar sites off Yemen in response to missile attacks on ships

by: Erik Slavin | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: October 13, 2016

The United States attacked three radar sites in Yemen early Thursday in response to missile attacks launched by pro-Iranian rebels on Navy ships off Yemen’s coast.

Initial assessments show the Houthi rebel-controlled sites were destroyed, according to a statement from Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook.

The USS Nitze launched Tomahawk missiles at targets north of the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, which lies between the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, according to the Washington Post and Pentagon reports.

“These limited self-defense strikes were conducted to protect our personnel, our ships and our freedom of navigation in this important maritime passageway,” Cook said.

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