Houthis hit U.S. ship with missile | 15 Jan 2024 | Yemen's Houthi militants struck an American container ship with a ballistic missile on Monday, U.S. Central Command said in a statement. The militants have vowed to target merchant shipping in the Gulf of Aden in response to Israel's war on Hamas. On Monday afternoon, "Iranian-backed Houthi militants fired an anti-ship ballistic missile from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen and struck the M/V Gibraltar Eagle, a Marshall Islands-flagged, U.S.-owned and operated container ship,” Central Command, which oversees American military operations in the Middle East, said in a statement. "The ship has reported no injuries or significant damage and is continuing its journey," the statement continued. Earlier on Monday, U.S. forces detected the launch of an anti-ship ballistic missile from Yemen, Central Command added, noting that this earlier launch "failed in flight and impacted on land in Yemen."