iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — After U.S. ships were fired upon by Houthi rebels twice in the last three days, the U.S. military has responded by striking three radar sites in Yemen.
All indications was that the sites were destroyed according to a statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook.
The statement also says President Obama authorized the strikes.
The Houthis are an Iranian-backed militia group that seized control of the government in Yemen in early-2015, a move that led to a military intervention in Yemen by a Saudi-led coalition.
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