Bab al-Mandab, Yemen
22 February 2024

CENTCOM announced that “U.S. aircraft and a coalition warship shot down six Iranian-backed Houthi one-way attack (OWA) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in the Red Sea. The OWA UAVs were identified… as likely targeting U.S. and coalition warships”. It also reported that “the Houthis fired two anti-ship ballistic missiles from southern Yemen into the Gulf of Aden. The missiles impacted MV Islander, a Palau-flagged, UK-owned, cargo carrier causing one minor injury and damage. The ship is continuing its voyage”. CENTCOM additionally carried out “self-defence strikes against four Iranian-backed Houthi unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and two mobile anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCM) that were prepared to launch from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen towards the Red Sea”.

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