The US destroys a Houthi surfacetoair missile in Yemen

The US destroys a Houthi surfacetoair missile in Yemen

On Friday (1), US forces “carried out a selfdefense attack against a surfacetoair missile (…) poised to be fired from Houthicontrolled areas in Yemen,” said a Centcom release in the social network X.

The missile poses “an imminent threat to U.S. aircraft in the region,” the command said, without providing further details.

On the same day, the Houthis launched an antiship missile that landed in the Red Sea without damaging any ships, the same source said.

Backed by Iran, the Shiite group has been attacking ships believed to be linked to Israel since November, claiming to be acting in solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

In response to the Houthi attacks, the United States, which supports Israel, set up a multinational maritime defense force in the Red Sea in December and, with help from the United Kingdom, launched attacks in Yemen against the Houthis.

Since then, the rebels have expanded their attacks on ships linked to the United States and the United Kingdom.

In response to these attacks, Washington and London forces conducted offensives on February 24 against 18 Houthi targets in eight different locations in Yemen.

One person died and eight others were injured, the official Houthi news agency said.

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