Bab al-Mandab, Yemen
23 March 2024

CENTCOM reported that “the Iranian-backed Houthis launched four anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBM) into the Red Sea in the vicinity of M/V Huang Pu, a Panamanian-flagged, Chinese-owned, Chinese-operated oil tanker… [Later,] a fifth ballistic missile was detected as fired toward M/V Huang Pu”. The vessel “suffered minimal damage”, with CENTCOM noting that “the Houthis attackced the M/V Huang despite previously stating they would not attack Chinese vessels”. The same day, “U.S. forces, including USS Carney, engaged six Houthi unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) over the southern Red Sea. Five crashed into the Red Sea, and one flew inland into Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen”.

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