IP - The US Central Command (CENTCOM) says it has shot down a Houthi anti-ship cruise missile fired from Yemen towards the USS Laboon warship in the Red Sea.

Iran Press/ West Asia: The US and the UK launched air strikes against the Yemeni Army and Houthi Ansarallah sites in Yemen on Friday in retaliation for the group’s attacks on Israeli-bound vessels in the Red Sea.

Houthi leadership has promised to continue targeting ships in the vital international shipping lane until Israeli attacks on Gaza stop and the siege of the Palestinian enclave ends.

Yemen’s Ansarallah fired an anti-ship cruise missile toward an American destroyer in the Red Sea on Sunday midnight, but a U.S. fighter jet shot it down in the latest attack roiling global shipping amid Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip, officials said.

The Houthi fire targeted the USS Laboon, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer operating in the southern reaches of the Red Sea, the U.S. military's Central Command said in a statement.

The missile came from near Hodeida, a Red Sea port city long held by the Houthis, the U.S. said.


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