The U.S. military has escalated its response to Houthi threats in Yemen, launching strikes on missile sites in five governorates. This follows a Houthi drone attack on a U.S.-flagged ship, with the U.S. also reinstating the group’s designation as a terrorist organization to curb their financial support.
The United States has intensified its military actions against Houthi targets in Yemen, responding to the group’s ongoing aggression towards international shipping. In a recent operation, U.S. forces launched Tomahawk cruise missiles from navy surface ships and a submarine, targeting 14 Iranian-made Houthi missiles in five different areas.
This latest strike was a direct response to a Houthi drone attack on a U.S.-flagged carrier ship in the Gulf of Aden. CENTCOM confirmed the incident, stating that while the bulk carrier ship sustained some damage, it remains seaworthy, and no injuries were reported. Genco Shipping, the company operating the attacked vessel M/V Genco Picardy, confirmed the attack, noting that the damage was limited and the crew was unharmed. The ship, loaded with phosphate rock cargo, is currently navigating away from the area.