The Pentagon stated this Thursday that it had neutralized through its destroyer Kearney, which operates in the northern Red Sea, three cruise missiles ground-launched aircraft and “several drones” that were launched by Houthi forces from Yemen.
Pentagon spokesman Brigadier General Pat Ryder indicated in a press conference that although cannot say “with certainty” where they were going those missiles and drones were heading north, “potentially towards targets in Israel.”
There were no casualties among US forces and the Department of Defense indicated that they are not aware of any civilian casualties on the ground.
Intercepting this weaponry, he said, is an example of the integrated structure of air and missile defense established by the United States in the Middle Eastwhich the country indicated it was willing to use “when necessary” to protect its partners and interests.
“We have the ability to defend our broader interests in the region and to deter regional escalation and broader expansion,” added the Pentagon spokesman, who declined to go into details because What happened is still being investigated.