US Forces Destroy Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile And 2 Drones Fired By Houthis

The USS Gravely and U.S. Central Command forces destroyed an inbound anti-ship ballistic missile and 2 unmanned aerial systems launched by Houthis.

The drones and missiles were directed towards the Red Sea on April 3rd, between 3:49 and 10:00 a.m. (Sanaa time).

Per a statement from U.S. Central Command, no injuries or damage were reported to U.S., coalition, or commercial ships.

In addition, CENTCOM forces destroyed a mobile surface-to-air missile in Houthi territory, which they deemed a risk to regional security.

This is the latest in a series of conflicts between U.S. forces and Houthis, who have been attacking ships in the Red Sea since November.

The Houthi campaign continues despite prior US-led airstrikes and efforts to resolve the conflict.

The continued escalation in the Red Sea, combined with the Israel and Hamas war, has hindered United Nations-led efforts to establish peace.

The U.N. ambassador for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, expressed concern that the latest escalation could damage the intention to achieve a statewide ceasefire.

The ceasefire was originally intended to be completed by the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in early March.

Conflict in Yemen began in 2014, when Houthis seized control of much of the country, including the capital, Sanaa.

Since then, violence has claimed the lives of nearly 150,000 people and forced millions to abandon their homes.