CENTCOM strikes Houthi anti-ship cruise missile poised to launch at ships in Red Sea

MENA

Published: 2024-02-04 09:23

Last Updated: 2024-04-15 06:28


CENTCOM strikes Houthi anti-ship cruise missile poised to launch at ships in Red Sea
CENTCOM strikes Houthi anti-ship cruise missile poised to launch at ships in Red Sea

The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) stated Sunday that it carried out a strike against a “Houthi anti-ship cruise missile in Yemen prepared to launch against ships in the Red Sea.”

CENTCOM added that it “determined it presented an imminent threat to U.S. Navy ships and merchant vessels in the region.”


Also Read: American, British aircraft conduct 48 airstrikes in Yemen


The Yemen’s Houthi spokesperson stated Sunday morning that American and British aircraft carried out 48 airstrikes in Yemen's provinces.

Spokesperson Yahya Saree, on his “X” platform, stated that 13 airstrikes targeted the municipality of Sana’a, nine targeted Al Hudaydah, and 11 targeted Taiz. He added that seven airstrikes hit Hajjah, another seven targeted Al-Bayda, and one airstrike targeted Sa’ada.

The British Secretary of Defense Grant Shapps said that the Houthi attacks on commercial and military ships in the Red Sea are illegal and unacceptable. He emphasized that it is the duty of his government to protect the lives of innocent people and ensure the freedom of navigation.

United States officials said that strikes were carried out against "Iranian-linked targets in Yemen," as reported by Reuters.