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U.S. Central Command Says It Struck Houthi Underwater Vessel For First Time In Yemen

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U.S. Central Command Says It Struck Houthi Underwater Vessel For First Time In Yemen

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The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) announced on February 18 that its forces carried out five “self-defense” strikes against weapons of the Houthis (Ansar Allah) in Yemen a day earlier.

The weapons included three mobile anti-ship cruise missiles, one unmanned underwater vessel (UUV) and one unmanned surface vessel, the command said in a statement, noting that this was the first observed employment of a UUV by the Houthis.

“CENTCOM identified the anti-ship cruise missiles, unmanned underwater vessel, and the unmanned surface vessel in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen and determined they presented an imminent threat to U.S. Navy ships and merchant vessels in the region,” the command said.

It also added that the strikes “will protect freedom of navigation and make international waters safer and more secure for U.S. Navy and merchant vessels.”

Yemen’s Al-Masirah TV, which is run by the Houthis, said that several “American-British” strikes targeted the areas of Ras Issa, al-Taif and al-Kathib on February 17. However, the news channel didn’t report any casualties.

The Houthis, who are backed by Iran, have targeted dozens of Israel-affiliated vessels and others owned by the U.S. and the United Kingdom in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden since November 19 in response to the ongoing Israeli war and siege on the Gaza Strip, which has so far claimed the lives of more than 28,000 Palestinians.

The U.S. and the UK retaliated by carrying out dozens of strikes on Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen. However, the group remains undeterred. In recent days, two ships linked to the UK were struck by Houthi missiles.

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Cavery

why always paraphrased with backed by iran. why not israel, backed by us and britain

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Cavery

or financed by..

A.H.

were yankee navy is, the freedom of navigation is pirated !!! stop using the blood dollar, in 30 days all jew-yankee ignited wars stops. the yemeni court should emit an order to capture yankees in red sea and arab sea and persian gulf. because of piratery and murder. bring them in dead or alive.

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The Crunge

us americans are just doing what we do best. being order following lackeys for our zio masters.

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CEO of Yapping

yes, now believe them when they say russia putting nukes in space rtd. oh wait clown that was what the us was doing and want to do.

Highlander

mmm… they lie! can you trust anything an american official states, no, but i find myself trusting the houthi representatives, why? morality, honour, integrity, truth, in houthi culture and speeches of there democratically elected leaders, all those things missing from a supposedly democratic christian country called america!

jens holm

”’obamas job is to lie to a nation of liars”. kiese laymon

Shaman

worthless uncivilized amerikan only destroy never create

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Shaman

exception—amerikabn create feces on sidewalk crime drug addicts, moron robots, ugliness obesity incompetence failure

jens holm

i try destroy rubber ducky in my nursing home but confused it w turd in bathtub

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jens holm

“amerikans have been liars and braggarts for 3 centuries”. daniel boorstin

Shaman

“what emerged from the amerikan melting pot is a race that hates truth and beauty” hl menkhen

Shaman

“the people of amerika accept a level of ugliness in their daily lives nearly without precedent in the history of western civilization”. yuri bezmenov

Shaman

“the banality of ameerika–the radical absence of culture”. j baudrilliard

Arch Bungle

good to know the houthi now have underwater vessels …

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Peter Jennings

and yet these missiles keep coming. keep them coming houthis. you are bound to get lucky sooner or later.

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