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US forces intercept 7 Houthi missiles aimed at Red Sea.

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On Friday, the U.S. military revealed the successful interception and destruction of seven mobile anti-ship cruise missiles prepared for launch by Houthi rebels towards Red Sea targets. This alarming development reflects the Houthi group's persistent targeting of shipping in the Red Sea, indicating a concerning escalation despite prior American and British efforts to degrade Houthi capabilities.

Notably, American forces thwarted three one-way attack drones near commercial ships in the Red Sea on the same day. The preceding day witnessed another operation where U.S. forces targeted four Houthi drones and two anti-ship cruise missiles. According to CENTCOM, these weapons were poised for launch from Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen toward the Red Sea.

The Houthi attacks on Red Sea shipping, which began in November, initially claimed to be in support of Palestinians in Gaza, targeting vessels associated with Israel. However, the situation intensified as the U.S. and UK responded with strikes against the Houthi rebels. Subsequently, the Houthis declared American and British interests as legitimate targets, further complicating an already volatile situation in the region.

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