U.S. Forces, Allies Conduct Joint Strikes, Destroys Cruise Missiles In Yemen
Joint strikes in Yemen a part of ongoing international efforts to respond to increased Iranian-backed Houthi destabilizing and illegal activities in the region
U.S. Central Command: On Feb. 4, at approximately 4 a.m. (Sanaa time), U.S. Central Command forces conducted a strike in self-defense against a Houthi anti-ship cruise missile prepared to launch against ships in the Red Sea.
U.S. forces identified the cruise missile in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen and determined it presented an imminent threat to U.S. Navy ships and merchant vessels in the region.
This action will protect freedom of navigation and make international waters safer and more secure for U.S. Navy vessels and merchant vessels.