The US has launched a new strike against a Houthi target in Yemen, according to two defence officials.
The sources confirmed the unilateral strike was conducted from a US Navy ship and targeted a Houthi radar site.
It comes just 24 hours after American and British planes, ships and submarines launched dozens of airstrikes across the country overnight in retaliation against Iran-backed Houthi forces for months of attacks on Red Sea shipping.
Earlier there were reports “suspicious” small boats had approached merchant ships near Yemen.
The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) said it received a report of two small boats following a vessel for more than an hour.
No weapons were seen, but the “suspicious approach” happened in an area 80 nautical miles southeast of Aden in Yemen, according to the agency.
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