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Press Release | Feb. 11, 2024

Feb. 10 Summary of USCENTCOM Self-Defense Strikes in Yemen


Feb. 11. 2024
Release Number 20240211 -01

TAMPA, Fla. - On Feb. 10, between the hours of 4-5 p.m. (Sanaa time), U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) forces successfully conducted self-defense strikes against two unmanned surface vessels (USV) and three mobile anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCM) north of Al Hudaydah, Yemen, that were prepared to launch against ships in the Red Sea.

CENTCOM identified these USVs and 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. These actions will protect freedom of navigation and make international waters safer and more secure for U.S. Navy and merchant vessels.