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Press Release | Feb. 3, 2024

USCENTCOM Destroys Six Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles in Yemen


Feb. 3, 2024
Release Number 20240203 - 03

TAMPA, Fla. – On Feb. 3, at approximately 7:20 p.m. (Sanaa time), U.S. Central Command forces conducted strikes in self-defense against six Houthi anti-ship cruise missiles prepared to launch against ships in the Red Sea. U.S. forces identified the cruise missiles in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen and determined they 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 and merchant vessels.