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US Military Downs Four Iranian-backed Houthi Drones Threatening Warship in Red Sea

In a recent development, the United States military announced on Wednesday that it successfully intercepted and destroyed four drones launched by Iran-backed Houthi forces in Yemen. The drones were targeting a US warship in the Red Sea, according to a statement from US Central Command.

The engagement took place at approximately 2 am Sanaa time (2300 GMT), with no reported injuries or damage to US or coalition ships. The statement emphasized that the drones posed an imminent threat to merchant vessels and US Navy ships in the region, prompting the decisive action by US forces.

The incident underscores ongoing tensions in the region, with the Houthis launching a series of drone and missile attacks against vessels in the Red Sea. These actions, ostensibly in solidarity with Palestinians during conflicts involving Israel and Hamas, have raised concerns about the safety of international waters crucial for global trade.

In response to the threats posed by the Houthi attacks, US and British forces have conducted strikes against Houthi targets. The Houthis, in turn, have declared American and British interests as legitimate targets, further escalating tensions in the region.

The US military’s interception of the Houthi drones reaffirms its commitment to protecting freedom of navigation and ensuring the safety of international waters for both military and civilian vessels. The situation in the Red Sea region remains fluid, with ongoing efforts to address security challenges posed by armed groups operating in the area.

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