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US destroys Houthi ships and radar station in Red Sea

US destroys Houthi ships and radar station in Red Sea The US army destroys Yemeni Houthi ships (photo: Getty Images)

On Thursday, July 4th, the US destroyed two unmanned surface vessels in the Red Sea and a Houthi radar station in Yemen, according to the US Central Command (CENTCOM).

In the Central Command statement, it is noted that American ships and the radar station pose an immediate threat to US and coalition forces, as well as commercial vessels in the region.

Attacks by Yemeni Houthis

After Hamas invaded Israel and the beginning of the Israeli army's operation in Gaza, Yemen's Houthis have regularly attacked commercial ships in the Red Sea since autumn 2023.

To counter these strikes, the United States, United Kingdom, and allies have formed a naval coalition.

In early July, US military forces destroyed three unmanned boats belonging to Yemen's Houthis in the Red Sea waters. The operation was conducted in self-defense.

Additionally, terrorists reportedly targeted the aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower, although the US Command denied this claim.

Earlier in June, Houthis sank the Greek coal ship Tutor in the Red Sea.