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US military destroys Houthi anti-ship missile in Gulf of Aden

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr12,2024

The US military destroyed a Houthi anti-ship missile in the Gulf of Aden

The US military reported the destruction of an anti-ship ballistic missile missile fired by Yemen's Houthis at ships in the Gulf of Aden.

The US Central Command statement said the missile was likely aimed at the US-flagged container ship MV Yorktown.

< p>The vessel was accompanied by a US Navy destroyer.

"It was acknowledged that… the missile poses a direct threat to American, coalition and merchant shipping in the region"– the command said, according to Voice of America.

The United States is leading coalition efforts to protect a key shipping route through the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea from attacks by the Yemen-based Houthis, who are backed by Iran.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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