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US Strikes Against Missiles in Yemen Amid Middle East Crisis

The United States military announced on Sunday that it conducted strikes against five missiles in Yemen, targeting one for land attack and four designed for ships. Central Command (CENTCOM) revealed on social media that the strikes were a defensive response, intercepting a “land attack cruise missile” and four “anti-ship cruise missiles” prepared for launch in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen.

Ongoing Response to Houthi Attacks

The strikes occurred in the aftermath of joint US and UK air raids against Houthi rebels, marking the third round of military action in response to persistent attacks on shipping. This series of actions began a month after the Israel-Hamas war commenced in October last year.

US Plans Further Strikes on Iran-Backed Groups

National Security Advisor (NSA) Jake Sullivan announced the US’s intention to launch additional strikes against Iran-backed groups in the Middle East. Emphasizing the commitment to respond to attacks on US forces, Sullivan stated that the US would take further action to convey a clear message.

Escalation in the Israel-Hamas War

The ongoing strikes against Iran-backed groups contribute to the escalating crisis in the Middle East, particularly in the context of the Israel-Hamas war. Various Iran-backed entities, including Hezbollah, Houthis, and Iraq militias, have become involved in the conflict, expressing support for Palestinians.

Regional Involvement of Iran-Backed Groups

Hezbollah has engaged in hostilities at the Lebanese-Israeli border, Iraqi militias have targeted US forces in Iraq and Syria, while the Houthis have been involved in Red Sea shipping attacks and actions against Israel.

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Blinken’s Diplomatic Efforts in the Middle East

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken initiated his fifth trip to the Middle East, aiming to secure a new truce in the Israel-Hamas war. His itinerary includes visits to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Egypt, and Qatar.

Focus on Humanitarian Needs in Gaza

Ahead of the trip, Blinken emphasized the urgency of addressing humanitarian needs in Gaza. This comes in response to concerns raised by aid groups regarding the severe impact of nearly five months of war on the besieged territory.

Lillian Hocker
Lillian Hocker
Lillian Hocker is a seasoned technology journalist and analyst, specializing in the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship, and digital culture. With over a decade of experience, Lillian has contributed insightful articles to leading tech publications. Her work dives deep into emerging technologies, startup ecosystems, and the impact of digital transformation on industries worldwide. Prior to her career in journalism, she worked as a software engineer at a Silicon Valley startup, giving her firsthand experience of the tech industry's rapid evolution.

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