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Press Release | May 24, 2024

May 24 U.S. Central Command Update


May 24, 2024
Release Number 20240524-02

TAMPA, Fla. – At approximately 8:10 p.m. (Sanaa time) on May 23, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) forces successfully engaged one Land Attack Cruise Missile (LACM) in an Iranian-backed Houthi-controlled area of Yemen.

It was determined the LACM presented an imminent threat to U.S., coalition forces, and merchant vessels in the region. These actions are taken to protect freedom of navigation and make international waters safer and more secure for U.S., coalition and merchant vessels.