Houthis launch three ballistic missiles, four drones; US responds

MENA

Published: 2024-06-01 09:58

Last Updated: 2024-07-04 17:51


Demonstrators in Sana’a lift Palestinian, Yemeni flags, and placards depicting Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi. (December 15, 2023) (Photo: Getty Images)
Demonstrators in Sana’a lift Palestinian, Yemeni flags, and placards depicting Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi. (December 15, 2023) (Photo: Getty Images)

The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) said Saturday that it destroyed one Houthi Uncrewed Aerial system (UAS) over the Gulf Aden and three others over the Red Sea that were launched by the Iran-backed group from Yemen.

The Houthis also launched two Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles (ASBM) into the Gulf of Aden, which resulted in no injuries or damage to US, coalitions, or commercial vessels – according to the US’s statement.

Another UAS launched by the Houthis crashed into the Red Sea with no injuries or damage reported.

CENTCOM said that the Houthis’ systems “presented an imminent threat to U.S., coalition forces, and merchant vessels in the region,” and that this “action was taken to protect freedom of navigation and make international waters safer and more secure for U.S., coalition, and merchant vessels.”