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U.S. destroys drones, missiles in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen

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Yemenis maintain a solidarity march with the Palestinian folks of the Gaza Strip, within the Huthi-run capital Sanaa on June 7, 2024, amid the continued battle between Israel and the militant Hamas group within the Gaza Strip.
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American forces destroyed 4 drones and two anti-ship ballistic missiles in areas of Yemen managed by Iran-backed Huthi rebels, the U.S. army stated on Friday.

The Huthis have been concentrating on vessels within the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden since November 2023 in assaults they are saying are in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.

The assaults pose a big safety risk to a key worldwide delivery lane, and the United States and Britain have since January carried out strikes geared toward degrading the Huthis’ potential to focus on delivery.

“U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) forces successfully destroyed four UASs and two ASBMs in Huthi-controlled areas of Yemen,” the army command stated in a social media publish, utilizing abbreviations for unmanned plane methods and anti-ship ballistic missiles.

“USCENTCOM forces also successfully destroyed one UAS launched from a Huthi-controlled area of Yemen into the Bab al-Mandab Strait,” CENTCOM stated, including that American forces additionally destroyed a Huthi patrol boat.

The Huthis launched 4 anti-ship ballistic missiles over the Red Sea inside the previous 24 hours, however “there were no injuries or damage reported by US, coalition, or commercial ships,” the army command stated.

Huthi assaults have despatched insurance coverage prices spiralling for vessels transiting the Red Sea and prompted many delivery corporations to take the far longer passage across the southern tip of Africa as a substitute.

Huthi tv channel Al-Massirah in the meantime stated there have been air strikes within the Yemeni capital Sanaa and elsewhere within the nation on Friday, however the stories couldn’t be independently confirmed, and it was unclear in the event that they have been associated to the incidents described by CENTCOM.

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