Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis mentioned on January 30 they plan to proceed focusing on U.S. and British warships within the Red Sea in self-defence, the group’s navy spokesperson mentioned in a press release carried by Al-Massirah TV.
“The Houthis fired missiles at U.S. warship USS Gravely,” the assertion added. On Tuesday night time, the U.S. navy’s central command mentioned they’d shot down one anti-ship cruise missile fired from Yemen in direction of the Red Sea with no injury reported.
The Houthis, who management essentially the most populous elements of Yemen, have been attacking ships in and across the Red Sea in solidarity with Palestinians within the Gaza conflict.
The U.S. and British have launched strikes on Houthi targets in Yemen, and returned the militia to a listing of “terrorist” teams.