Bab al-Mandab, Yemen
26 January 2024

CENTCOM reported that “Iranian-backed Houthi militants fired one anti-ship ballistic missile from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen toward Arleigh-Burke class destroyer USS Carney… in the Gulf of Aden. The missile was successfully shot down by USS Carney. There were no injuries or damage reported”. Later, the Houthis “struck the Marshall Islands-flagged, Bermuda-owned M/V Marlin Luanda”, causing “a major fire” which U.S. and allied forces helped extinguish; no casualties were reported. The same day, CENTCOM carried “a strike against a Houthi anti-ship missile aimed into the Red Sea and which was prepared to launch”.

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