अमेरिकी सेना ने दक्षिणी लाल सागर के ऊपर छह हौथी मानवरहित हवाई वाहनों को निशाना बनाया

अमेरिकी सेना ने दक्षिणी लाल सागर के ऊपर छह हौथी मानवरहित हवाई वाहनों को निशाना बनाया

US Forces Engage Six Houthi Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Over Southern Red Sea

U.S. forces intercept six Houthi drones above the Southern Red Sea, highlighting ongoing tensions in the region's maritime security.

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  • 24, Mar, 2024
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US Forces Engage Six Houthi Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Over Southern Red Sea

In response to the Iranian-backed Houthi group's launch of four anti-ship ballistic missiles aimed at a Chinese-owned oil tanker, the U.S. Central Command reported that American forces intercepted six Houthi unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) above the southern Red Sea. The missile attack prompted a distress call from the targeted tanker, M/V Huang Pu, although there were no reported casualties, and the onboard fire was quickly extinguished.

Following the interception, U.S. forces successfully engaged the six UAVs. Five of them crashed into the Red Sea, while one managed to fly into Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen. This incident underscores the ongoing tensions in the region, particularly concerning maritime security.

The Houthi group, with backing from Iran, has been involved in various conflicts in Yemen, often targeting ships passing through the Red Sea. The interception by American forces signifies a response aimed at maintaining stability and safeguarding international shipping lanes in the strategically vital waterway.

The presence of Chinese-owned vessels in the region adds a layer of complexity to the situation, highlighting the global implications of regional conflicts. Efforts to protect commercial vessels from such attacks remain a priority for international actors, given the potential economic and humanitarian consequences of disruptions to maritime trade routes.

The successful interception of the UAVs by U.S. forces demonstrates a commitment to countering threats posed by armed groups in the region. However, it also underscores the need for continued vigilance and cooperation among nations to address the root causes of instability and violence in the area.

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