The US Army Central Command (Centcom) reported that on March 13, Iran-backed Houthi terrorists launched an anti-ship ballistic missile from areas of Yemen under Houthi control towards the Gulf of Aden.

The missile fell into the water, resulting in no reported injuries or damage.

Later, Centcom forces successfully targeted and destroyed four unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and one surface-to-air missile within Yemen.

"These weapons were deemed to pose an imminent threat to merchant and U.S. Navy vessels. These actions are being taken to safeguard freedom of navigation and enhance the safety of international waters for the U.S. Navy and merchant vessels," stated Centcom.