US Destroys Iran Backed Missile

  • 03 Jun 2024

On June 1st, 2024, US forces destroyed one Iran-backed Houthi uncrewed aerial system in the southern Red Sea and two Houthi anti-ship ballistic missiles fired in direction of the USS Gravely.

Key Points

  • The Houthis control much of Yemen; have launched dozens of drone and missile strikes into the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden since November 2023.
  • Their attacks as an act of retaliation for the Israel-Hamas war.
  • Their drone and missile strikes have been aimed at the Bab al-Mandab Strait and the Gulf of Aden.