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Yemen’s Houthis Fired Ballistic Missile At U.S. Navy Destroyer In Red Sea

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Yemen’s Houthis Fired Ballistic Missile At U.S. Navy Destroyer In Red Sea

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The United States Central Command (CETCOM) announced on March 13 that the Houthis (Ansar Allah) fired a close-range ballistic missile from their areas in Yemen at the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Laboon in the Red Sea a day earlier.

The missile did not impact the U.S. Navy destroyer, the command said in a statement, noting that no injuries or damage were reported.

In the same statement, CETCOM announced that its forces and a coalition vessel successfully engaged and destroyed two drones which were launched from a Houthi-controlled area of Yemen.

“It was determined these weapons presented an imminent threat to merchant vessels and U.S. Navy ships,” the command said. “These actions are taken to protect freedom of navigation and make international waters safer and more secure for U.S. Navy and merchant vessels.”

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 Palestinian Gaza Strip.

The attack attempt on USS Laboon, which is yet to be claimed by the Houthis, came just a day after the U.S. and the United Kingdom conducted 17 strikes against port cities and towns under the group’s control in western Yemen. A spokesperson for the internationally recognized Yemeni government said the strikes killed 11 people and injured 14 others.

Recent attempts by the U.S. and its allies to deter the Houthis with military force have clearly failed. Still, Washington appears to be determined to go on with its military campaign against the group.

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Red Horse

the american military has been reduced to zionist slaves who bomb poor countries with people of faith that oppose genocide.

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BunkerDwellers

america has been a zionist slave state since ww1 at least. woodrow wilson, the federal reserve, and all the occultists and freemasons. all the wars are used to further cement power under the morally compromised hand selected filth and refuse. luciferian freemasons were even the ones who murdered lincoln. america is deeply steeped in babylonian bs like the talmudic jews and their seal of solomon flag wavers.

captain hohol

literally every arab nation wants to genocide israel, and i’m not arguing reasons why, but let’s be honest.

both israel and the arab world would snuff each other out with the snap of a finger if they could.

Ryan Lowe

israel will be the demise of the u.s. like the u.s is ukraines demise.

Paul

yemen needs kinzhals.

that’s how russia defeats the empire.

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lomano

actually they only need kh-22 or yankhot

BunkerDwellers

russia has been ruled by freemasons since the bolshevik revolution at least too. including stalin.

Jull

iran asked proxies in irak to stop targetting us assets so, if iran is not involved, who is providing targetting data to houtis.. uk maybe.. !?

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Spock

oh, really?!😬 “these actions are taken to protect freedom of navigation and make international waters safer and more secure for u.s. navy and merchant vessels.”

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