Seventeen Houthi fighters have been confirmed killed following attacks by the United States and the United Kingdom, as reported by the Yemeni rebel group through its official media channels. The casualties were commemorated in a public funeral procession in the capital, Sanaa. The Houthis describe it as “the bombing of the American-British aggression.”
On Saturday, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) reported conducting self-defense strikes between 4 and 5 p.m. Sanaa time against two unmanned surface vessels (USVs) and three mobile anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCMs) located north of Al Hudaydah, Yemen. These strikes targeted Houthi-controlled threats poised for launch against ships in the Red Sea, identified by CENTCOM as presenting an imminent danger to U.S. Navy and merchant vessels in the region. CENTCOM’s decisive actions were aimed at ensuring the protection of freedom of navigation, thus enhancing the safety and security of international waters for both military and commercial shipping.