US strikes Houthi surface-to-air missile in “self-defense”, announces CENTCOM


Published: 2024-03-02 10:44

Last Updated: 2024-04-17 13:48

US aircraft carrier Eisenhower (MC2 Keith Nowak/US Navy)
US aircraft carrier Eisenhower (MC2 Keith Nowak/US Navy)

The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) announced Saturday that it carried out a “self-defense” strike against one surface-to-air missile being prepared to be launched by the Yemen’s Houthis towards the Red Sea - per an official statement.

CENTCOM added that it identified the missile and determined that it presented a threat to the US aircraft in the region - striking at approximately 12:40 PM Sana’a time.

Earlier at 10:46 PM, The Houthis launched one anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) from Yemen into the Red Sea. There was no impact or damage to any vessels - per CENTCOM.

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