The US military announced on the 18th that it had struck a missile that was being prepared for launch in an area controlled by the Houthi rebel group in Yemen.

This is the second consecutive day of attacks on Houthi strongholds, and President Biden has indicated that he intends to continue the attacks.

According to the U.S. Central Command, preparations were being made to launch two anti-ship missiles toward the southern part of the Red Sea at around 3:40 p.m. local time on the 18th in areas controlled by the Houthi group in Yemen. about it.

The U.S. military determined that it was an imminent threat to sailing merchant ships and U.S. Navy ships, and attacked and destroyed anti-ship missiles in self-defense.

The US military had attacked 14 missiles that were being prepared for launch in areas controlled by the Houthis as early as the night before on the 17th, making this the second consecutive day of attacks on Houthi strongholds.

The United States is increasing military pressure on the Houthis after they repeatedly attack ships in the Red Sea in solidarity with the Islamic group Hamas.

Asked by reporters on the 18th whether attacks on Houthi strongholds are being effective, President Biden answered, ``No, as far as the question of whether we are stopping the Houthis is possible, but the attacks on the Houthis are... When asked if they would continue, the answer was ``yes,'' indicating that they would continue to carry out attacks.