US shoots down Houthi drone in Red Sea

The United States shot down a drone fired by Yemen’s Houthi militia toward the Red Sea and destroyed more of its weaponry on Saturday, its military said.

US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a post on X, formerly Twitter, that on Saturday morning the Houthis launched two drones towards the Red Sea

CENTCOM forces “successfully engaged and destroyed one” drone while the other is presumed to have crashed into the Red Sea, the statement said, adding that there were no reports of damage or injuries from ships in the area.

The statement came after the Houthis had earlier claimed a drone attack on a US destroyer in the Red Sea, adding that the strike “achieved its goals.”

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