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Houthi militants target US commercial and military vessels

15th January 2024 - 22:01 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City

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The USS Carney defeated a combination of Houthi missiles and UAVs in the Red Sea. (Photo: US Navy)

The non-state military group launched missiles towards the USS Laboon and the US-owned-and-operated container ship Gibraltar Eagle.

Following US and UK multiple strikes against military capabilities in Houthi-controlled parts of Yemen under Operation Prosperity Guardian, the non-state military group has said it would target US commercial and military vessels.

On 15 January, militants hit the Marshall Islands-flagged, US-owned and operated container ship Gibraltar Eagle. The US Central Command (CENTCOM) claimed in a written statement that the vessel crew “has reported no injuries or significant damage and is continuing its journey”.

Houthi rebels also fired an anti-ship cruise missile toward the US Navy destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) on 14 January in the southern Red Sea. The missile

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Flavia Camargos Pereira is a land reporter at Shephard Media. She joined the company in …

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