US says it destroyed Houthi missiles, drones over Red Sea

The US military says it destroyed two Houthi patrol boats, one uncrewed surface vessel and one drone over the Red Sea over the last 24 hours.

Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, who control most areas of Yemen, launched two anti-ship ballistic missiles from a Houthi-controlled area of Yemen into the Red Sea, the US Central Command says in a statement, adding there was no damage or injuries from those missiles.

It adds that Polish-operated bulk cargo carrier M/V Verbena, flying under a Palauan flag, was hit for a second time. Authorities earlier reported that a sailor was seriously injured in a missile strike on the ship.

“The Houthis claim to be acting on behalf of Palestinians in Gaza and yet they are targeting and threatening the lives of third country nationals who have nothing to do with the conflict in Gaza,” CentCom says.

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