US Destroys 10 Houthi Drones In Yemen

The U.S. military recently destroyed 10 drones belonging to Iran-backed Houthi terrorists in Yemen, according to the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM).

“U.S. forces identified the UAV ground control station and one-way attack UAVs in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen and determined that presented an imminent threat to merchant vessels and the U.S. Navy ships in the region,” CENTCOM said in a statement.

“U.S. Forces subsequently struck and destroyed the UAV ground control station and 10 one-way attack UAVs in self-defense,” it added.

The U.S. military’s decision to shoot down 10 of the Houthis’ drones in Yemen comes after the Iran-backed terrorists fired a cruise missile at the USS Gravely in the Red Sea. Although the ship was not damaged, CNN reported that the explosive “came within a mile” of damaging the USS Gravely before it was shot down by the vessel’s Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS).

“In the past, these missiles have been intercepted by US destroyers in the area at a range of eight miles or more,” the outlet wrote. “But the USS Gravely had to use its Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) for the first time since the US began intercepting the Houthi missiles late last year, which ultimately succeeded in downing the missile.”

“The CIWS, an automated machine gun designed for close-range intercepts, is one of the final defensive lines the shop has to shoot down an incoming missile when other layers of defense have failed to intercept it,” CNN added.

Houthi terrorists have pledged to continue attacking British and American warships in the Red Sea amid the Middle East war between Israel and Hamas, a terrorist organization. They have launched more than 30 attacks on merchant vessels in the Red Sea, which is a vital route for international trade.

The Houthis have said their attacks against Israeli-linked vessels in the region were in support of residents in Gaza affected by the Israel-Hamas war.

Before the U.S. struck down the drones from the Houthis in Yemen, an Iran-backed militant group launched a drone attack on an American military base in Jordan, killing three U.S. soldiers.

The U.S. has yet to respond to the tragic events in Jordan.