Houthis fire three anti-ship ballistic missiles towards ships in Red Sea, Gulf of Aden


Published: 2024-03-05 10:21

Last Updated: 2024-04-17 08:28

US Navy (Reuters)
US Navy (Reuters)

The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) announced Today, Tuesday that the Yemen’s Houthis fired several anti-ship ballistic missiles from Yemen towards vessels navigating the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

On Monday, March 4, at approximately 2:15 AM (Sanaa time), the Houthis fired an anti-ship ballistic missile from Yemen into the southern Red Sea. The missile impacted the water with no reported damage or injuries to commercial or US Navy ships - according to CENTCOM.

It added that between the hours of 3:50 PM and 4:15 PM (Sanaa time), Houthis fired two anti-ship ballistic missiles from Yemen into the Gulf of Aden at M/V MSC SKY II, a Liberian-flagged, Swiss-owned container vessel. One of the missiles impacted the vessel causing damage. Initial reports indicate there were no injuries; the ship did not request assistance and continued on its way - the statement said.

At 8 PM (Sanaa time) Monday, CENTCOM forces conducted “self-defense” strikes against two anti-ship cruise missiles that presented an imminent threat to merchant vessels and US Navy ships in the region - the statement added.

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