Two Marines are missing After it fell into the waters off the coast of Somalia Officials said he was trying to board a ship at night.
The two soldiers, whose names have not been publicly revealed, were climbing a ship in the Gulf of Aden when they were struck by waves.
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The officials said the men were on an interdiction mission – where members intercept weapons on board ships heading to Houthi-controlled Yemen – when they were engulfed by waves. Based on reports.
The officials, who requested anonymity, did not provide details on what mission the missing special forces were on, but said it was not part of Operation Prosperity Guardian, in which the United States and its allies work to provide protection for commercial ships in the Red Sea. .
They also said the special forces action was unrelated to Thursday's strike against the Houthis by the US and UK.
Search and rescue teams are searching for the two soldiers. US Central Command refused to release more information until efforts were completed.
The Gulf of Aden is a hotspot for military activity, as the Houthis have carried out twenty attacks on commercial ships in the Gulf and the Red Sea since mid-November.
Over the past two days, the United States and the United Kingdom have carried out air strikes on about 30 sites linked to the armed group.
President Joe Biden said on Saturday that the United States had “secretly” delivered a message to Iran, which supports the Houthis, about supporting their attacks on ships.
“We delivered it secretly and we are confident that we are well prepared,” the president replied as he headed to Camp David.
On Friday, the US destroyer USS Carney fired a Tomahawk land-based missile that hit a radar owned by the extremist group that was being used to target ships.
He described the attack as a “follow-up measure…to weaken the Houthis' ability to attack naval vessels, including commercial vessels,” according to Central Command. books On X.
On Thursday, American and British forces bombed more than twenty Houthi targets in Yemen.
Al-Houthi promised a strong and effective response to the joint strike.
Houthi spokesman Nasr al-Din Amer told Al Jazeera: “This new strike will have a firm, strong and effective response.”
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