A U.S. Navy warship, the USS Carney (DDG-64), and multiple commercial vessels faced an attack on Sunday in the Red Sea, marking a potential escalation in maritime hostilities linked to the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. The Pentagon confirmed the incident and stated they are aware of the attacks, with the USS Carney, an Arleigh Burke-Class guided-missile destroyer, being among the targeted vessels. As of now, there is no indication that the USS Carney returned fire on the assailants.
According to an anonymous U.S. official, the attack reportedly began around 10 a.m. in Sanaa, Yemen, and persisted for up to five hours. The Pentagon has not disclosed the source of the hostile fire. The Houthis, who control most of Yemen’s Red Sea coast and are allied with Iran, have not yet commented on the incident. However, a Houthi terrorist spokesman hinted at an impending “important” statement.
This event follows a recent engagement where the USS Carney intercepted three land attack cruise missiles and multiple drones launched by Iranian-backed Houthi forces in Yemen. Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder described the earlier incident as a “demonstration” of American capabilities and commitment to safeguarding partners and interests in the region.
The British military reported a suspected drone attack and explosions in the Red Sea, providing no further details. Last month, Houthi terrorists seized an Israeli-linked cargo ship, further heightening tensions in the region. The Houthi group’s actions underscore its alignment with Iran and its role in controlling Yemen’s Red Sea coast.
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