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Press Release | Feb. 23, 2024

Feb 23 Red Sea Update


Feb. 23,2024
Release Number 20240223-03

TAMPA, Fla. – On Feb. 23, between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. (Sanaa Time), U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) forces destroyed seven Iranian-backed Houthi mobile anti-ship cruise missiles that were prepared to launch towards the Red Sea in self-defense.

CENTCOM forces identified these missiles in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen and determined that they presented an imminent threat to merchant vessels and to the U.S. Navy ships 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.