According to a US official, the strikes carried out on Friday night were of a smaller scale, focusing on a radar facility utilized by the Houthis.

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After the joint US-UK air and sea-launched assault on Houthi positions, the US Navy destroyer USS Carney took action by firing Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles at a radar site ashore. This particular facility had been assisting in targeting merchant shipping in the Red Sea, as revealed by a statement from US Central Command on late Friday.

The USS Carney, a guided-missile destroyer, executed the strike using Tomahawk land-attack missiles against a Houthi radar site in Yemen. The strike, which occurred early Saturday morning local time, was described as a "follow-on action" to a specific target associated with the previous night’s operations, according to CENTCOM.

The decision to strike was influenced by the Houthis firing at least one anti-ship ballistic missile towards a commercial vessel on Friday, as disclosed by Director of the Joint Staff Lt. Gen. Douglas Sims II.

A day prior, on Thursday, the US and UK, with support from Canada, Australia, Bahrain, and the Netherlands, targeted 28 separate Houthi sites. The aim was to disrupt the Houthi capability to threaten international shipping lanes in the Red Sea.

Radar facilities, command and control nodes, as well as storage and launch facilities for drones, cruise missiles, and ballistic missiles, were the primary focus of the strikes. These are the weapons that the Houthis have been employing to target commercial vessels in the Red Sea.