Houthis Launch Multiple Missile Attacks in Gulf of Aden

In the past 24 hours, Iranian-backed Houthis launched a series of missile attacks from Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen into the Gulf of Aden, targeting commercial shipping vessels.

Two anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBM) were launched, with one striking the M/V Tavvishi, a Liberian-flagged, Swiss-owned container ship. Despite sustaining damage, the M/V Tavvishi continues its voyage. The second ASBM was intercepted and destroyed by a coalition ship. There were no injuries reported among U.S., coalition, or merchant vessels.

Separately, the Houthis launched one ASBM and one anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) into the Gulf of Aden, both hitting the M/V Norderney, an Antigua and Barbuda-flagged, German-owned cargo ship. The M/V Norderney also reported damage but remains operational. No injuries were reported.

In addition to these attacks, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) forces successfully neutralized one uncrewed aerial system (UAS) over the Gulf of Aden. Furthermore, USCENTCOM forces destroyed two Houthi land-attack cruise missiles (LACM) and one missile launcher located in Houthi-controlled Yemen.

These defensive actions were deemed necessary to counter imminent threats to U.S., coalition forces, and merchant vessels, ensuring the protection of freedom of navigation and the safety of international waters.–News Desk