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U.S. Army Confirms Missile Launch By Houthis, Announces More Strikes On Yemen

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U.S. Army Confirms Missile Launch By Houthis, Announces More Strikes On Yemen

Illustrative image. (The U.S. Central Command)

The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) said on February 17 that the Houthis (Ansar Allah) fired four anti-ship ballistic missiles from Yemen into the Red Sea a day earlier.

At least three of the missiles were launched towards Pollux, a Panamanian-flagged, Denmark-owned, Panamanian-registered vessel, the command said in a statement, adding that there were no reported injuries or damage from the vessel or any other ship in the area.

The Houthis had claimed responsibility for the attack on the Pollux, alleging that the vessel was affiliated with the United Kingdom.

While CENTCOM said that Pollux was not damaged, both the UK Maritime Trade Operations, a detachment of the Royal Navy, and British maritime security firm Ambrey, confirmed that the tanker was hit on February 16.

In the same statement, the command announced that its forces carried two “self-defense” strikes against one mobile anti-ship cruise missile and one mobile unmanned surface vessel (USV) Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen.

“CENTCOM identified the mobile missile and USV in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen and determined it presented an imminent threat to U.S. Navy ships and merchant vessels in the region,” the statement reads.

Yemen’s Al-Masirah TV, which is run by the Houthis, said that “American-British” strikes hit the areas of al-Kuwayzi, al-Jah, al-Jabbana, al-Zahra and al-Jarbani in the western province of al-Hudaydah on February 16. The news channel reported another strike on the area of Ras Issa, also in al-Hudaydah, on February 17.

The Houthis, who are backed by Iran, have targeted dozens of Israel-affiliated vessels and others owned by the U.S. and the UK in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden since November 19 in response to the ongoing Israeli war and siege on the Gaza Strip.

The U.S. and the UK retaliated by carrying out dozens of strikes on Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen. However, the group remains undeterred.

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Princess of Klaxosaurs

well, my personal opinion on the matter is that the us, iran, and the houthis are all two yolks of the same turd. they are all cut from the same cloth, with the main difference being their differing political ideologies and geopolitical interests. in essence, they all seem to have a knack for causing trouble where none should exist. they thrive on creating instability.

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CEO of Yapping

that is such stupid way of looking at it, but hey you do you fam.

but i say this, one is neocolonialism/imperialism and other is anti-imperialism. hell do you really think iraq would come under iran control if it wasn’t for rtded yanquis? even if the us fuked off and allowed iraqis to rebuild their country iran couldn’t have stay in iraq… but guess what the us plan for? to stay and control iraq like they tried in afghanistan.

p.s. they failed in both of those countries.

Last edited 5 months ago by CEO of Yapping
Paul

this is all so predictable. america will not be able to keep up with the will of the yemenis.

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SkyBeam

are these missiles made of confetti? can’t they sink a single ship? doesn’t seem like they are targeting the ship’s water level

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CEO of Yapping

why in the world would houthis want to sink a ship for? not only that might kill civilians on the ship but it would also damage the sea. if you forgot the houthis allowed the un to take the oil out of one ship which was near yemen for years so there wouldn’t be oil spills in the ocean.

look up how much these attacks cost them… not only from insurance companies but shipping companies as well. their main goal is to damage their economy.

Joseph Day

yes, millions lost, also millions in sorties and missiles and a carrier fleet

CPTSHUSMC

seriously, lol

Spock

go houthis!!!!!!!

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