Tamil Diplomat

Yemen conflict: US strikes radar sites after missile attack on ship

The US has hit radar sites in Yemen after one of its warships in the Red Sea came under missile attack for the second time in days. The Pentagon said the sites were on territory controlled by Houthi rebels. The rebels denied firing the missiles.

It marks the first time the US has fired at rebel targets since the start of the Yemen conflict in March 2015.

The US said initial assessments showed three radar sites involved in the recent attacks had been destroyed. It said the US strikes had been authorised by President Barack Obama. They were carried out using Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from the destroyer USS Nitze, according to US officials.(BBC,2016)