US military destroys a Houthi patrol boat in the Red Sea

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US military destroyed Friday a Houthi patrol boat in the Red Sea.

Additionally, US forces destroyed four unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and two anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBM) in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen.

They also successfully destroyed one UAS launched from a Houthi-controlled area of Yemen into the Bab al-Mandab Strait, according to the US Central Command (CENTCOM).

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The Houthis have been targeting vessels in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden since November 2023 in attacks they say are in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.

The attacks pose a significant security threat to a key international shipping lane, and the United States and Britain have since January carried out strikes aimed at degrading the Houthis' ability to target shipping.

“US Central Command (USCENTCOM) forces successfully destroyed four UASs and two ASBMs in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen,” the military command said in a social media post, using abbreviations for unmanned aircraft systems and anti-ship ballistic missiles.

“US CENTCOM forces also successfully destroyed one UAS launched from a Houthi-controlled area of Yemen into the Bab al-Mandab Strait,” CENTCOM said, adding that American forces also destroyed a Houthi patrol boat.

The Houthis meanwhile launched four anti-ship ballistic missiles over the Red Sea, but “there were no injuries or damage reported by US, coalition, or commercial ships,” the military command said.

With AFP

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