24 February 2024

CENTCOM reported that “USS Mason intercepted an “Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile (ASBM) launched into the Gulf of Aden from Iranian-backed Houthi controlled areas of Yemen. The missile was likely targeting MV Torm Thor, a U.S.-Flagged, owned, and operated chemical/oil tanker”; Another missile likely aimed at the same tanker “impacted the water causing no damage or injuries”. CENTCOM additionally downed “two one-way attack unmanned aerial vehicles over the southern Red Sea in self-defence. A third UAV crashed from an assessed in-flight failure”.

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