U.S. Discovers, Destroys First Known Houthi Submarine Drone

By Matis Glenn

The U.S. army’s Central Command forces (CENTCOM) identified and destroyed a remote-controlled submarine used by Houthi rebels to attack ships in the Red Sea Saturday, the first such vessel discovered since the terror group began its assaults in late October.

In addition to the drone, called an unmanned underwater vessel (UUV), CENTCOM also found and destroyed three mobile anti-ship cruise missiles and one unmanned surface vessel (USV) in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen.

“CENTCOM determined that the weaponry and vessels presented an imminent threat to U.S. Navy ships and merchant vessels in the region,” a statement from the armed forces division, released Sunday, read. “These actions will protect freedom of navigation and make international waters safer and more secure for U.S. Navy and merchant vessels.”

Houthi rebels, backed by Iran, have been attacking civilian, commercial ships that use the Red Sea, in an effort to disrupt world trade and pressure the western world, particularly the United States, to not support Israel in its war against the Hamas terror group in Gaza.

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