Houthi forces reportedly launched three ground-launched cruise missiles and “several drones,” according to the Pentagon
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The Pentagon announced on Thursday that it neutralized, through its destroyer Kearney, operating in the northern Red Sea, three cruise missiles ground-launched aircraft and “several drones” launched by Hute forces from Yemen.
Pentagon spokesman Brigadier General Pat Ryder indicated at a press conference that however can’t say “for sure” where they’re going those missiles and drones heading north, “potentially into Israeli targets.”
There were no casualties among US forces and the Department of Defense indicated that they were not aware of any civilian casualties on the ground.
The interception of this weapon, he said, is an example of the integrated structure of air and anti-missile defense established by the United States in the Middle Eastwhich the country has shown that it is ready to use “if necessary” to protect its partners and interests.
“We have the ability to protect our broader interests in the region and to prevent regional development and broader expansion,” added a Pentagon spokesman, who declined to comment because The incident is still under investigation.
Ryder emphasized, however, that “there are clear tensions in the region,” which is why efforts are being made to keep the lines of communication open.
The Pentagon spokesman said that the United States “maintains its legitimate right to self-defense” and that under that premise the decision was made to shoot down the missiles and drones when it concluded that they showed a ” potential threat.”