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US forces launch self-defense strike on Houthis, accuse group of presenting 'an imminent threat' in Red Sea

Posted on AllSides February 5th, 2024
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U.S. Central Command

The U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) announced that its forces conducted a self-defense strike against Houthi forces early Sunday morning.

In a statement published on X Sunday evening, CENTCOM explained that American forces "struck four anti-ship cruise missiles, all of which were prepared to launch against ships in the Red Sea."

"U.S. forces identified the missiles in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen and determined they presented an imminent threat to U.S. Navy ships and merchant vessels in the region," CENTCOM's statement read.

"These actions will protect freedom of navigation and make international...

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