October 2016: U.S. Employs Missile Strikes in Yemen After Houthis Target U.S. Navy Ship

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of October 2016.

1. Columbian Peace Deal Defeated 2. Turkey Fires 5% of Police Force 3. 2016 Nobel Prizes 4. Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency 5. Houthis Target Navy Ship, USN Retaliates 6. Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88 7. Boko Haram Releases 21 Chibok Schoolgirls 8. Iraq Launches Liberation of Mosul 9. Russia Announces "Humanitarian Pause" in Aleppo 10. Cease-Fire in Yemen 11. Police Van Plows into Philippine Protestors 12. Philippine President Duterte Courts China 13. Britain Invokes Turing's Law to Pardon Thousands 14. France Closes Refugee Camp, "The Jungle" 15. Police Training Camp in Pakistan Attacked 16. India's Tata Group Fires Leader 17. Thousands of Anti-Government Protesters Gather in Venezuela 18. Justice Dept. Files Charges in India-Based IRS Scam 19. Thousands Protest, Calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye's Resignation 20. Protests in Morocco Following Death of Fishmonger

U.S. Employs Missile Strikes in Yemen After Houthis Target U.S. Navy Ship
Image of destroyed site in Yemen by USN
On Oct. 13, 2016, U.S. navy ships fire Tomahawk cruise missiles at rebel-controlled sites in Yemen. The initial assessment of the damage indicates that the three Houthi sites are completely destroyed. The missile strikes are in response to the targeting of a U.S. ship earlier this week in international waters by Houthis. Press secretary for the Pentagon, Peter Cook, says, "These limited self-defense strikes were conducted to protect our personnel, our ships, and our freedom of navigation in this important maritime passageway."
Photo source: (AP Photo via AP video
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