The US attacked two Houthi vessels off the coast of Yemen that posed an imminent threat

The US attacked two Houthi vessels off the coast of Yemen that represented an imminent threat (EUROPA PRESS/ARCHIVE) (Europa Press/Contact/Marine Cor/)

He United States Central Command (Centcom) confirmed this Monday an attack against two Houthi unmanned vessels in areas of Yemen controlled by the rebel group that represented an “imminent threat” to their ships and navigation in the region.

5th Februaryat approximately 3:30 p.m. Sanaa), the forces of United States Central Command carried out a self-defense attack against two Houthi unmanned surface explosive vehicles (USV). US forces determined that they posed an imminent threat to Navy ships. US Navy and merchant ships in the region,” explained the US Central Command on the social network x.

The USV (for its acronym in English), are boats that operate on the surface of the water without having a crew on board. In this case, no details were revealed about the damage caused to them.

During this Monday, the Houthis had already denounced a new round of bombings launched by USA and the United Kingdom against the port city of Hodeidahon the coast of Red Seaat a time when the US Secretary of State Antony Blinkenhas started his tour of middle East.

The Houthi rebels, who control part of Yemen, have attacked several ships in the Red Sea as a form of support for the Hamas terrorist group (REUTERS)
The Houthi rebels, who control part of Yemen, have attacked several ships in the Red Sea as a form of support for the Hamas terrorist group (REUTERS) (KHALED ABDULLAH/)

Blinken landed this Monday in Saudi Arabia within the framework of his fifth tour of middle East to secure a truce and the release of the hostages in the Gaza Stripas well as to try to prevent the expansion of the conflict in the region.

Furthermore, these attacks occur after USA and the United Kingdom will carry out a new large-scale operation on Saturday against Houthi positions in Yemenwhere they targeted 36 objectives in 13 locations different from the Arab country.

They also take place after USA bombed on Friday alone different enclaves of the pro-Iranian militias in Syria and Iraqto which Washington accused of being behind the drone attack that last January 28 killed three American soldiers at a military base in Jordan.

“Our current assessment is that we had good results and that the attacks destroyed or functionally damaged more than 80 targets in the seven facilities“he said at a press conference. Pentagon spokesman Brigadier General Pat Ryderabout it this Monday.

Antony Blinken is on tour in the Middle East in an attempt to achieve a new truce between Israel and Hamas (REUTERS)
Antony Blinken is on tour in the Middle East in an attempt to achieve a new truce between Israel and Hamas (REUTERS) (POOL/)

From the US bombing on Fridayaccording to him Pentagon spokesmanUS forces have registered two attacks against them in the area: one on Saturday, with the firing of two missiles without causing casualties or material damage, and another on Sunday with a drone, again without causing any damage.

“We have repeatedly communicated to the Iraqis and others that we reserve the right to defend our personnel from attacks by militants backed by Iran in Iraqwhich is what was done on Friday,” he stated. Ryder.

These interventions Washington in middle East have raised fears that the war in the Gaza Strip spread, while several Arab countries have warned that these attacks could have “disastrous repercussions.”

(With information from EFE)

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