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US Navy shoots down Huthi missiles and drones launched from Yemen over Red Sea, officials say

From CNN's Oren Liebermann

The US Navy shot down 21 Huthi missiles and drones launched from Yemen, according to a statement from US Central Command, in one of the largest Huthi attacks to take place in the Red Sea in recent months.

The military called it a “complex attack” carried out by the Iran-backed militants.

The barrage, launched at about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday in Yemen, included 18 one-way attack drones, two anti-ship cruise missiles and one anti-ship ballistic missile, Central Command said.

The attack was launched toward international shipping lanes in the southern Red Sea where “dozens” of merchant vessels were traveling, according to the statement.

Two defense officials had earlier told CNN that the barrage included a total of 24 drones and missiles.

There were no ships damaged in the attacks and no injuries as a result of the massive drone and missile launch, CENTCOM said.

Read more about the Houthi attacks.

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