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US strikes Houthi missile positions in Yemen: CENTCOM

AFP | Washington                                                          

The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com

The United States military confirmed yesterday its forces conducted multiple strikes against Houthi missile systems as the Yemen-based rebel group prepared to launch attacks that threatened US Navy and merchant ships.

Late Wednesday Sanaa time US Central Command forces “conducted self-defense strikes against two Houthi mobile anti-ship cruise missiles prepared to launch against ships in the Red Sea,” CENTCOM said in a statement posted on social media platform X.

Later that night CENTCOM forces “conducted a second strike against a Houthi mobile land attack cruise missile prepared to launch.” CENTCOM said it identified the missiles in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen and determined they “presented an imminent threat to US Navy ships and merchant vessels in the region”.

The strikes “will protect freedom of navigation and make international waters safer and more secure for US Navy and merchant vessels”, it said. On Wednesday the Houthis’ news agency reported that the United States and Britain had hit targets in Yemen’s Hodeida province.