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US, allies destroy two Houthi anti-ship missiles

According to the US military, there was no damage to US or coalition vessels

NEW YORK, March 22. /TASS/. The forces of the international coalition formed by the US have destroyed two anti-ship ballistic missiles and an unmanned surface vessel of the Houthi rebels from Yemen’s Ansar Allah movement, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) reported.

"On March 21, <…> a coalition aircraft successfully engaged and destroyed one unmanned surface vessel (USV) launched by Iranian backed Houthi terrorists from a Houthi controlled area of Yemen. Additionally, coalition forces successfully engaged and destroyed two anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBMs)," the command said in a statement posted on its X page.

At the same time, according to the US military, there was no damage to US or coalition vessels.

With the conflict in the Gaza Strip escalating, the Ansar Allah (Houthi) movement announced that it would conduct strikes on Israeli territory and block pro-Israeli vessels from passing through the waters of the Red Sea and the Bab el-Mandeb Strait until Tel Aviv ceases its military operation in the Palestinian enclave. The Houthis have attacked dozens of civilian vessels in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden since mid-November of last year.

In response to Ansar Allah's actions, US officials announced the formation of an international coalition and the launch of an operation to ensure freedom of navigation and the safety of ships in the Red Sea.