The Israel Defense Forces says it has bolstered the Red Sea area with Navy missile boats, following several missile and drone attacks by Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen.
The IDF says the vessels were deployed yesterday “in accordance with the assessment of the situation, and as part of the increased defense efforts in the area.”
Yesterday the military intercepted a missile and two drones launched from Yemen at Israel. Another target was intercepted early this morning near the southernmost city of Eilat.
The military says it has several layers of air defenses in the area to protect against Houthi attacks. The US military is also deployed in the Red Sea region, and intercepted a number of Houthi missiles and drones heading for Israel two weeks ago.
IDF says it has bolstered the Red Sea area with Navy missile boats, following several missile and drone attacks by Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen. pic.twitter.com/tatWFq6iO8
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