U.S. forces neutralized new Houthi threats in Red Sea


U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) forces carried out a series of self-defense strikes on February 8th, targeting Houthi forces’ unmanned surface vessels (USVs) and anti-ship cruise missiles. From the early hours of 5 a.m. to the evening at 9 p.m. (Sanaa time), CENTCOM successfully neutralized four USVs and seven mobile anti-ship cruise missiles that were poised for launch in the Red Sea.

CENTCOM’s Official Statement:

“On Feb. 8, between the hours of 5 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Sanaa time), U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) forces conducted seven self-defense strikes against four Houthi unmanned surface vessels (USV) and seven mobile anti-ship cruise missiles that were prepared to launch against ships in the Red Sea.

CENTCOM identified these missiles and USVs in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen and determined they presented an imminent threat to U.S. Navy ships and merchant vessels in the region. These actions will protect freedom of navigation and make international waters safer and more secure for U.S. Navy and merchant vessels”.

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