US CENTCOM says it destroyed 3 Houthi vessels over past day

The US Central Command says in a statement that its forces have over the past day successfully destroyed three Houthi uncrewed service vessels in the Red Sea.

The vessels “presented an imminent threat to US, coalition forces, and merchant vessels in the region,” the statement says, adding: “This action was taken to protect freedom of navigation and make international waters safer and more secure.”

The statement reiterates that claims by the Iran-backed Yemeni rebels that they have hit the USS Eisenhower aircraft carrier are “categorically false.”

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