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U.S. Intercepts Anti-Ship Cruise Missile from Houthi-Controlled Areas

The incident occurred on January 14, and fortunately, there were no reported injuries or damage, according to CENTCOM.

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January 15, 2024, 09:09 AM (IST) : The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) announced that its fighter aircraft successfully intercepted an anti-ship cruise missile launched from Iranian-backed Houthi militant areas in Yemen. The missile was targeting the USS Laboon, operating in the Southern Red Sea. The incident occurred on January 14, and fortunately, there were no reported injuries or damage, according to CENTCOM.

This action comes in the wake of heightened tensions in the region, with the United States and Britain conducting airstrikes along the coast of Yemen on January 12. The satellite images from Maxar Technologies depict two facilities destroyed in the aftermath of these airstrikes.

The interception of the missile serves as a crucial response to potential threats emanating from Houthi-controlled regions. The U.S. remains vigilant in safeguarding its assets and interests in the region, as evidenced by this prompt and effective military action.

This information is based on a wire agency feed without any modifications to the text.

Key Points:

  • U.S. fighter aircraft intercepts anti-ship cruise missile from Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen.
  • USS Laboon was the target, operating in the Southern Red Sea.
  • No injuries or damage reported, as confirmed by CENTCOM.
  • Recent airstrikes by the United States and Britain along the Yemeni coast.

As tensions persist in the region, the U.S. continues to monitor and respond to potential threats, reinforcing its commitment to maintaining stability and security.

Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story.

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