CENTCOM: US repells Houthi attacks on ships

    WORLD  25 April 2024 - 11:44

    The US military has repelled two more attacks by the Houthis, destroying four UAVs.

    Ships and merchant vessels of the US and international coalition forces were not damaged in an attack by Yemeni Houthis in the Gulf of Aden, Caliber.Az reports, citing the Central Command of the US Armed Forces (CENTCOM) X page.

    “At 11:51 a.m. (Sanaa time) on April 24, a coalition vessel successfully engaged one anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) launched from Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist-controlled areas in Yemen over the Gulf of Aden. The ASBM was likely targeting the MV Yorktown, a U.S.-flagged, owned, and operated vessel with 18 U.S. and four Greek crew members. There were no injuries or damage reported by U.S., coalition, or commercial ships," the publication says.

    Separately, between 12:07 pm and 1:26 pm, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) successfully engaged and destroyed four airborne unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) over Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen. It was determined that the ASBM and UAVs presented an imminent threat to U.S., coalition, and merchant vessels in the region. These actions are taken to protect freedom of navigation and make international waters safer and more secure for U.S., coalition, and merchant vessels,” it added.

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