US forces destroy uncrewed aerial system over Red Sea: CENTCOM

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The US Central Command (CENTCOM) said on Sunday that US forces destroyed one un-crewed aerial system (UAS) that was launched over the Red Sea from an Iranian-backed Houthi controlled area of Yemen.

This was the third attack over the weekend after the Houthis launched two anti-ship ballistic missiles towards the Red Sea early on Saturday, the US CENTCOM said in a post on X.

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The attacks are the latest in a months-long campaign of Houthi strikes against regional shipping in what the group says is solidarity with Palestinians fighting Israel in the Gaza war.

The Iran-aligned Houthi militants have launched repeated drone and missile strikes on ships in the crucial shipping channels of the Red Sea, the Bab al-Mandab strait and the Gulf of Aden since November to show their support for the Palestinians in the Gaza war.

This has forced shippers to re-route cargo to longer and more expensive journeys around southern Africa and has stoked fears that the Israel-Hamas war could spread and destabilize the Middle East.

With agencies

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