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CENTCOM: Feb. 24 Red Sea On Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. (Sanaa time), USS Mason (DDG 87) shot down one Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile (ASBM) launched into the Gulf of Aden from Iranian-backed Houthi controlled areas of Yemen. The missile was likely targeting MV Torm Thor, a U.S.-Flagged, owned, and operated chemical/oil tanker. Neither USS Mason nor MV Torm Thor were damaged and there were no injuries
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CENTCOM:Red Sea On Feb. 22, at approximately 5 p.m. (Sanaa time), U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) forces conducted self-defense strikes against four Iranian-backed Houthi unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and two mobile anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCM) that were prepared to launch from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen towards the Red Sea.On Feb. 23, between 3:30 and 5 a.m., CENTCOM forces shot down three Houthi one-way attack UAV near several commercial ships operating in the Red Sea. There was no damage to any ships.CENTCOM forces identified the UAVs and ASCMs and determined they presented an imminent threat to merchant vessels and to the U.S. Navy ships in the region
An attack carried out by cells supported by the IRGC militias targeted SDF forces in the town of Abu Hamam (Al-Shuhaytat) in eastern Deir ez-Zur
The US will impose new sanctions on Iran “in the coming days” for Tehran’s support of Russia’s war on Ukraine, the White House announced
The White House: We will impose new sanctions on Iran in the coming days
CENTCOM: Feb. 22 Red Sea Between 4:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. (Sanaa time), on Feb 22, U.S. aircraft and a coalition warship shot down six Iranian-backed Houthi one-way attack (OWA) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in the Red Sea. The OWA UAVs were identified by U.S. Central Command as likely targeting U.S. and coalition warships and were an imminent threat.Later, between 8:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m., the Houthis fired two anti-ship ballistic missiles from southern Yemen into the Gulf of Aden. The missiles impacted MV Islander a Palau-flagged, U.K.-owned, cargo carrier causing one minor injury and damage. The ship is continuing its voyage
Explosions sounded near the American base in the Al-Omar field in eastern Syria
Iran and Hungary foreign ministers are now meeting in Tehran
Iran's representative before the International Court of Justice: Israel grossly violated international law through demographic changes
Possible medium-range ballistic missile launched by Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen intercepted by Israeli Arrow air defence system over the Red Sea near Eilat in southern Israel
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Iran has provided Russia with Alaround 400 powerful surface-to-surface ballistic missiles, six sources told Reuters. The missiles include many from the Fateh-110 family of short-range ballistic weapons, such as the Zolfaghar, three Iranian sources said. This road-mobile missile is capable of striking targets at a distance of between 300 and 700 km (186 and 435 miles), experts say.
Three Israeli guided missiles targeted an apartment inhabited by Iranian militias in a building behind an Iranian school in the Kafr Sousa neighborhood in Damascus, Syria. The bombing killed three people and injured eight others as a preliminary toll
Anti-aircraft guns at the American base in the Koniko field respond to an attack with drones launched by armed groups in Deir ez-Zor
CENTCOM: Between 9:30 and 10:45 p.m., Feb. 18, two anti-ship ballistic missiles were launched from Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist-controlled areas of Yemen toward MV Rubymar, a Belize-flagged, UK-owned bulk carrier. One of the missiles struck the vessel, causing damage. The ship issued a distress call and a coalition warship along with another merchant vessel responded to the call to assist the crew of the MV Rubymar. The crew was transported to a nearby port by the merchant vessel
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CENTCOM: Feb. 17 Summary of Red Sea activities – Between the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Sanaa time), Feb. 17, CENTCOM successfully conducted five self-defense strikes against three mobile anti-ship cruise missiles, one unmanned underwater vessel (UUV), and one unmanned surface vessel (USV) in Iranian-backed Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen. This is the first observed Houthi employment of a UUV since attacks began in Oct. 23.CENTCOM identified the anti-ship cruise missiles, unmanned underwater vessel, and the unmanned surface vessel in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen and determined they presented an imminent threat to U.S. Navy ships and merchant vessels in the region
Israeli Foreign Minister: The world must pressure Iran and Hezbollah to withdraw from southern Lebanon
Iranian media: A fire broke out in a chemical company in the city of Quds, west of Tehran province
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A U.S. Coast Guard cutter, forward deployed to the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility, seized advanced conventional weapons and other lethal aid originating in Iran and bound to Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen from a vessel in the Arabian Sea on Jan. 28.The U.S. Coast Guard Sentinel-class fast-response cutter USCGC Clarence Sutphin Jr (WPC 1147), assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, located the vessel and boarded it in the Arabian Sea. The boarding team discovered over 200 packages that contained medium-range ballistic missile components, explosives, unmanned underwater/surface vehicle (UUV/USV) components, military-grade communication and network equipment, anti-tank guided missile launcher assemblies, and other military components
The US Treasury imposes new sanctions related to Iran
Some Arab countries, including the UAE, are increasingly restricting the U.S. from using military facilities on their soil to launch retaliatory airstrikes on Iranian proxies
Cells affiliated with Iranian-backed militias and the IRGC carry out another new attack on military positions belonging to the SDF in Al-Hamad Ali area in the town of Tayyana, eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zur
Iranian Foreign Ministry: We believe in the possibility of reaching an agreement on the Dorra field with Kuwait through cooperation
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CENTCOM: On Feb. 13, at approximately 2:35 p.m. (Sanaa time), U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) forces successfully conducted a self-defense strike against one mobile anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM), in Iranian-backed Houthi controlled areas of Yemen, that was prepared to launch against ships in the Red Sea.Separately, at approximately 9:20 p.m.(Sanaa time), one anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) was launched from Iranian-backed Houthi controlled areas of Yemen into the Gulf of Aden. U.S. Navy ships tracked the missile but took no action because the missile was not projected to impact near any ships. There were no reports of injuries or damage from ships in the area
Iran: An explosion occurred at a gas pipeline in the city of Borujen in central Iran tonight, which resulted in fire. The cause is yet unknown
Ongoing clashes for over an hour between SDF forces and cells affiliated with Iran-backed militias near the towns of Thiban and Shanan in eastern Deir ez-Zur. Heavy and medium weapons are being used, including 23mm anti-aircraft and RPGs
Iranian-backed militias have just targeted the Al-Omar military base eastern Syria
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The US Navy seized a smuggling boat that left Iran and was carrying weapons in the Arabian Sea
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CENTCOM: Houthi Attack in Bab al-Mandeb. On Feb. 12 from 3:30 to 3:45 a.m. (Sanaa time), Iranian-backed Houthi militants fired two missiles from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen toward the Bab al-Mandeb. Both missiles were launched toward MV Star Iris, a Greek-owned, Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel transiting the Red Sea carrying corn from Brazil. The ship reports being seaworthy with minor damage and no injuries to the crew. Of note, the MV Star Iris’s destination is Bandar Iman Khomeini, Iran
Iran's Foreign Minister has met with leaders of multiple Iran-backed Palestinian militant factions based in Damascus as the war in Gaza continues to fuel a proxy war around the region
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has called for Israel's exclusion from the United Nations