Bab al-Mandab, Yemen
15 February 2024

CENTCOM reported that “an anti-ship ballistic missile was launched from Houthi controlled areas of Yemen into the Gulf of Aden. The missile was headed toward MV Lycavitos, a Barbados-flagged, UK-owned and operated bulk carrier. The ship reported no injuries but very minor damage in the attack and continued its voyage”. CENTCOM also confirmed “two self-defence strike[s] against three mobile anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCM) in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen that were prepared to launch against ships in the Red Sea”. The same day, media reports citing U.S. officials indicated that “the U.S. recently conducted a cyberattack against an Iranian military ship that had been collecting intelligence on cargo vessels in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden… The operation was intended to inhibit the Iranian ship’s ability to share intelligence with Houthi rebels in Yemen”.

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