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US, Allies Destroy 4 Houthi Drones over Red Sea

Sun 12 May 2024 | 06:43 PM
Israa Farhan

The US Central Command (CENTCOM) reported that representatives of the international coalition intercepted and destroyed four Houthi drones over the Red Sea.

According to CENTCOM's statement on the X social network platform, the incident occurred on May 10th at approximately 8:45 p.m. Sanaa time (5:45 p.m. GMT).

CENTCOM clarified that the Iranian-backed Houthis launched an uncrewed aerial system (UAS) from areas under their control in Yemen, targeting the Gulf of Aden.

Coalition aircraft successfully engaged and neutralized the threat posed by the drones.

Further, the Command informed that on May 11th, three additional drones were destroyed, with no reported injuries or damages.

The escalation of tensions in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has led to heightened security concerns in the region.

In response, the Ansar Allah rebel group, commonly known as the Houthis, declared their intention to strike Israeli territory and disrupt the passage of ships associated with Israel through the Red Sea and the Bab al-Mandab Strait until the situation in the Gaza Strip is resolved.

The Houthis have previously Carried out attacks on numerous civilian ships in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden since mid-November, adding to the complexity of the maritime security situation in the area.