US carries out strikes in Yemen targeting Houthi missiles

U.S. forces in the Middle East carried out new strikes against Houthi targets in Yemen early Tuesday morning.

Central Command officials said U.S. troops struck and destroyed four Houthi anti-ship ballistic missiles prepared to launch from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen.

“These missiles were prepared to launch from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen and presented an imminent threat to both merchant and U.S. Navy ships in the region,” according to a CENTCOM statement.

Hours later, the Houthis launched an anti-ship ballistic missile that hit the M/V Zografia, a Maltese-flagged bulk carrier. No injuries were reported in the attack.

Since mid-November 2023, the Houthis have carried out roughly 30 attacks on commercial vessels in the waterways off Yemen’s coasts, forcing commercial shipping companies to consider rerouting their cargo in a much longer path around the southern tip of South Africa.

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