US downs six Houthi drones in Red Sea, CENTCOM says

MENA

Published: 2024-02-22 19:32

Last Updated: 2024-04-17 10:45


US downs six Houthi drones in Red Sea, CENTCOM says
US downs six Houthi drones in Red Sea, CENTCOM says

The United States Central Command (CENTCOM), announced that a US aircraft and warship shot down six Houthi One-Way Attack (OWA) drones in the Red Sea between 4:30 AM and 5:30 AM Sana’a time - per CENTCOM’s statement.

CENTCOM added, that later between 8:30 am and 9:45 am, the Yemen’s Houthis fired two anti-ship ballistic missiles from southern Yemen into the Gulf of Aden which struck a UK-owned cargo vessel “MV Islander.”

One minor injury was recorded on-board in addition to material damage, and the ship is continuing its voyage to its target destination.


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CENTCOM announced earlier 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.

Alongside these strikes, its forces intercepted and neutralized a one-way attack unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in an act of self-defense, the statement added.

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