US Military: Houthis Targeted Liberian-Flagged Vessel in Red Sea

File photo of a cargo ship bound for Yemen (British Embassy in Yemen)
File photo of a cargo ship bound for Yemen (British Embassy in Yemen)
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US Military: Houthis Targeted Liberian-Flagged Vessel in Red Sea

File photo of a cargo ship bound for Yemen (British Embassy in Yemen)
File photo of a cargo ship bound for Yemen (British Embassy in Yemen)

The US Military said on Wednesday that the Houthis have launched an unmanned surface vessel (USV) from their controlled areas in Yemen to strike a Liberian-flagged ship in the Red Sea.
In a statement, the Military said that a Houthi USV struck M/V Tutor, a Liberian flagged, Greek owned and operated vessel, in the Red Sea.
“The impact of the USV caused severe flooding and damage to the engine room,” the statement added.
In the past 24 hours, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) forces successfully destroyed three anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) launchers in a Houthi controlled area of Yemen and one uncrewed aerial system (UAS) launched from a Houthi controlled area of Yemen over the Red Sea, the Military also said.
Houthis also launched two anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBM) from their controlled areas of Yemen over the Red Sea, it said, adding there were no injuries or damages reported.

 



Israeli Military Says it Shot Down Missile Fired from Yemen

New imported cars are seen in a parking lot next to the Eilat port, Israel, June 12, 2018. Picture taken June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File Photo
New imported cars are seen in a parking lot next to the Eilat port, Israel, June 12, 2018. Picture taken June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File Photo
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Israeli Military Says it Shot Down Missile Fired from Yemen

New imported cars are seen in a parking lot next to the Eilat port, Israel, June 12, 2018. Picture taken June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File Photo
New imported cars are seen in a parking lot next to the Eilat port, Israel, June 12, 2018. Picture taken June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File Photo

Israeli air defenses intercepted a surface-to-surface missile fired from Yemen on Sunday, the military said.
It said its Arrow 3 missile defense system had shot down the projectile before it crossed into Israeli territory.
Before the interception, air raid sirens had sounded in the Red Sea port city of Eilat in southern Israel, sending residents running for shelter.
A day earlier, Israeli fighter jets struck Houthi military targets near Yemen's Hodeidah port in response to a drone launched by the Iranian-backed group that hit Tel Aviv.