Headline RoundupFebruary 20th, 2024

US Conducts Strikes on Houthi Targets Amid Ongoing Red Sea Attacks

Summary from the AllSides News Team

U.S. Central Command confirmed strikes on multiple Houthi targets on Sunday — including an underwater drone used in Red Sea attacks — as the Houthis continued their attacks on shipping vessels. 

The Details: According to the Central Command, the targets were identified as imminent threats to surrounding military and merchant ships. The underwater vessel was the first used by the Houthis since they began their attacks. 

For Context: The recent attacks by the Houthi militia, primarily funded by Iran, have been disrupting international trade, causing companies like Tesla and Volvo to announce production delays. 

How the Media Covered It: Coverage was common and fairly similar across the spectrum. Some coverage from Fox News (Right bias) highlighted the cost of the “million-dollar cruise missiles” fired at Houthi targets. This summary was developed with the help of AllSides' AI technology.

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