U.S. fighter aircraft shot down an anti-ship cruise missile which was fired from Iranian-backed Houthi militant areas of Yemen toward the USS Laboon, which was operating in the Southern Red Sea, the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said on Sunday.
There were no injuries or damage reported, according to CENTCOM.
“The missile was shot down in vicinity of the coast of Hudaydah by U.S. fighter aircraft. There were no injuries or damage reported”, CENTCOM said.
The US and the UK launched air strikes against Houthi military targets in Yemen on Friday in retaliation for the Iran-backed group’s attacks on shipping vessels in the Red Sea.
Houthi leadership has promised to continue targeting ships in the vital international shipping lane until Israeli attacks on Gaza stop and the siege of the Palestinian enclave ends.