The Department of National Defense has confirmed that Canada has provided technical support for new US and British strikes against the Houthis in Yemen.
On Saturday evening, a joint statement was issued by the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Bahrain, New Zealand, Australia, Denmark and Canada, in which they responded to the ongoing attacks launched by the Houthis against ships sailing in and in the Red Sea. Gulf of Aden.
This was the second wave of attacks aimed at weakening Iranian-backed groups targeting ships since the conflict between Israel and Hamas escalated.
Three members of the Canadian Armed Forces—two planners and an intelligence analyst—helped plan the operation
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A Ministry of National Defense spokesman said that no Canadian weapons were used during the strikes against Houthi positions.
The coalition said that American ships, as well as American and British fighters, struck 36 targets in 13 locations in Yemen.
It targeted sites linked to Houthi-owned deeply buried weapons storage facilities, missile systems, missile launchers, air defense systems and radars.
The coalition warned that it had no intention of surrendering.
We continue to seek to ease tensions and restore stability in the Red Sea, but we would like to reiterate our warning to Houthi leaders: We will not hesitate to continue defending lives and free trade along any of the most important shipping routes. The world's waterways face constant threats.
Since mid-November, the Houthis have carried out more than 30 attacks on commercial ships and warships. This attack remains an international problem that must be resolved, according to the coalition.
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