AL-MUKALLA: The US Central Command stated on Sunday that its forces had destroyed two remotely managed explosive-laden boats of the Houthis and their three anti-ship cruise missiles in Yemen’s western province of Hodeidah.
This got here because the Yemeni militia drastically diminished its Pink Sea strikes throughout the earlier 96 hours.
The US navy launched strikes on Saturday afternoon, hitting two bomb boats, also referred to as unmanned floor vessels, and three cell anti-ship cruise missiles north of Hodeidah, thwarting Houthi assaults on ships within the Pink Sea, in line with a CENTCOM put up on X.
“CENTCOM recognized these USVs and missiles in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen and decided they offered an imminent menace to US Navy ships and service provider vessels within the area,” it stated.
The Houthis stated on Saturday that the US and UK carried out three assaults within the Al-Salif area, northwest of Hodeidah.
On Saturday, CENTCOM stated that it had destroyed two explosive-laden Houthi drone boats in addition to 5 cruise missiles that had been prepped for fireplace in opposition to US and worldwide business and naval ships within the Pink Sea on Friday.
The most recent barrage of US strikes on Houthi-controlled Hodeidah got here because the Iran-backed militia has but to assert accountability for brand spanking new assaults on ships within the Pink Sea, Bab Al-Mandab, and the Gulf of Aden, regardless of their leaders’ threats to launch missile and drone assaults on Israel, US, and UK-linked ships till Israel ends its siege of Gaza and the US and UK stop their strikes on their territory.
The UK Maritime Commerce Operations company, which paperwork ship assaults, has issued no contemporary maritime safety alerts since Tuesday.
Since November, the Houthis have launched remotely managed drone boats, explosive-laden drones, and ballistic missiles at business and navy ships within the Pink Sea and different worldwide waters off Yemen in what the Yemeni militia claims are actions in help of Palestine and to drive Israel to raise its siege on Gaza.