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Houthis to Target U.S. and British Warships in Red Sea in Self-Defence

Yemen’s Houthi rebels, aligned with Iran, announced their intention to continue targeting U.S. and British warships in the Red Sea for self-defense, according to a statement by the group’s military spokesperson. The announcement came after the Houthis claimed to have fired missiles at the U.S. warship USS Gravely. In response, the U.S. military’s central command reported shooting down an anti-ship cruise missile launched from Yemen, causing no damage.

The Houthis have been conducting attacks on ships in the Red Sea, expressing solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza conflict. The U.S. and British forces have responded with airstrikes on Houthi targets, leading to increased tensions in the region.