US executes strikes on Houthi missile threats in Red Sea

MENA

Published: 2024-02-22 08:59

Last Updated: 2024-06-14 19:46


US executes strikes on Houthi missile threats in Red Sea
US executes strikes on Houthi missile threats in Red Sea

The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) announced Thursday that it took defensive action by carrying out four strikes against seven mobile Houthi Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles and a single mobile Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile launcher, which were evidently poised for deployment aimed at the Red Sea.

CENTCOM stated that alongside these strikes, its forces intercepted and neutralized a one-way attack unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in an act of self-defense.

"In a recent development, US Central Command (CENTCOM) forces took defensive action by carrying out four strikes against seven mobile Houthi Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles and a single mobile Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile launcher, which were evidently poised for deployment aimed at the Red Sea. Alongside these strikes, CENTCOM forces intercepted and neutralized a one-way attack unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in an act of self-defense," CENTCOM said in a statement. 

"CENTCOM forces subsequently struck and destroyed the missiles, launchers and UAS in self-defense. These actions will protect freedom of navigation and make international waters safer and more secure for U.S. Navy and merchant vessels," the statement read.