Officials report that a United States warship and several commercial ships were targeted by drones and missiles in the Red Sea.

Officials stated that a warship from the U.S. Navy successfully intercepted and destroyed drones that were launched at multiple commercial ships in the Red Sea on Sunday. One of the ships reported being targeted by a missile. In the meantime,Yemen’s Houthi military

The rebel group has taken credit for attacking two Israeli vessels in the region using drones and missiles, causing worries about their participation in the incident.Israel-Hamas war.

On Sunday, U.S. Central Command confirmed that there were four assaults on three commercial ships in the southern Red Sea, which were all operating in international waters. The three vessels involved are linked to 14 different countries.

According to a U.S. Department of Defense official, it appears that the American warship in the Red Sea first took down a Yemeni drone that was aimed towards it, and then fired a missile towards the Unity Explorer, a commercial ship in the vicinity. The official also stated that the USS Carney intercepted and destroyed another drone that was heading towards it while it was trying to assist the Unity Explorer. At the time, there was an ongoing exchange of gunfire.

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Earlier today, the Yemeni Armed Forces, with the support of Allah, conducted a strike on two Israeli vessels in Bab al-Mandab. The targeted ships were named the ‘Unity Explorer’ and the ‘Number Nine’. According to a spokesperson for the Yemeni military, the first ship was hit by a naval missile, while the second was targeted by a naval drone.

The spokesperson stated that the Yemeni armed forces are still blocking Israeli ships from passing through the Red and Arab Seas until the Israeli attack on our resilient brethren in Gaza comes to an end. They also reiterated their warning to all Israeli ships and those connected with them, that they will be considered a legitimate target if they disregard this statement and previous ones released by the Yemeni armed forces.

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles and projectile attacks has sparked worry over a possible intensification of the ongoing clash between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The participation of Yemen’s Houthis, who are supported by Iran, has heightened concerns of the conflict spreading to different regions in the Middle East.

Around two weeks ago, Houthi rebels released a video showing their armed fighters capturing a cargo ship in the Red Sea. This occurred after the group took responsibility for several missile and drone attacks directed at Israel in November. The claim was made shortly after the Israel Defense Forces announced that they had intercepted a strike from Yemen. In the weeks that followed, there were additional reports of similar incidents taking place.

Hamas militants launched an assault on Israel on October 7th.
The Pentagon announced that a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Red Sea was engaged in warfare with a Palestinian group following Israel’s declaration of war.

Destroyed air-to-surface missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles.

Initiated by the Houthis, potentially targeting Israel.

This report was contributed to by David Martin, Eleanor Watson, and Kristin Brown.

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