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US Military Successfully Intercepts Houthi Drone Threat Over the Red Sea

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Recent Military‍ Actions in​ Yemen

The U.S. military recently intercepted a ‌Houthi⁢ drone flying over the Red Sea and neutralized‍ another drone on Yemeni soil.‌ According to U.S. Central Command, the Iranian-backed group launched two unmanned aerial vehicles ⁣from​ Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen towards the Red Sea. The U.S. forces successfully engaged and destroyed one UAV, while⁤ the fate of the other drone remains unknown.

Furthermore, CENTCOM reported that they also took⁣ out five​ unmanned surface​ vessels⁣ and one additional ‍UAV in self-defense in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen to safeguard merchant vessels and U.S. Navy ships in the region. These actions ‌demonstrate the commitment to ensuring the safety and security of international waters for U.S. Navy and merchant vessels alike.

Incident in ⁤the ​Gulf ⁤of Aden

In a​ related incident, the Houthis allegedly carried out an attack in the Gulf of Aden, where an explosion occurred near a ship, as reported by the Associated Press. The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) center confirmed the blast, which the vessel’s crew witnessed ⁣while passing off the ‍coast‍ of Aden. Fortunately, there were no casualties or damage to the ship.

Development of Hypersonic Missiles

Recent reports⁤ suggest that the Houthi ⁣rebels fired three anti-ship ballistic missiles towards the Red Sea from‌ their controlled territories. ⁢These launches coincided with claims from Russian state ‌media indicating that the Houthis have obtained a new hypersonic missile in their arsenal.

Additionally, ⁢a⁢ military official closely associated with the Houthis reported ⁢that the group tested ⁢a missile capable of reaching speeds of up to Mach 8 and operates on solid fuel. This development highlights the ongoing advancements in the Houthi ⁣rebels’ missile technology.

Conclusion

The evolving military actions in Yemen underscore the​ escalating tensions in the region,⁤ with‍ the Houthi rebels demonstrating their ability to launch sophisticated drone and missile attacks. These developments emphasize the importance of safeguarding maritime activities in the Red Sea and international waters. Stay informed on the latest updates by accessing the Fox ⁢News app for more in-depth ⁣coverage.

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