US military says coalition forces destroyed four Houthi drones in past 24 hours

WASHINGTON – The US military’s Central Command says in a statement that in the past 24 hours its forces destroyed two Houthi drones in Houthi-controled areas of Yemen while partner forces destroyed two Houthi drones over the Gulf of Aden.

“It was determined these systems presented an imminent threat to US, coalition forces, and merchant vessels in the region. These actions were taken to protect freedom of navigation and make international waters safer and more secure for US, coalition, and merchant vessels,” the statement reads.

The US is spearheading a naval coalition to protect vessels in the vital waterway and has also conducted airstrikes in Houthi territory, both on its own and alongside Britain.


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