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US Navy Destroyer Came Under Missile Attack Off Yemen Coast

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US Navy Destroyer Came Under Missile Attack Off Yemen Coast

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mason. Photo: Edited by Destroyer History Foundation from a Department of Defense photo. Mason.

A US Navy guided missile destroyer, USS Masion, was targeted on October 9 by a missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by the Houthi alliance, a US military spokesman has said.

“USS Mason detected two inbound missiles over a 60-minute period while in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen. Both missiles impacted the water before reaching the ship,” Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said.

Davis added that there were “no injuries to our sailors and no damage to the ship.”

The missile attack on the US guided missile destroyer came a day after the US-backed Saudi coaltion’s air strikes killed and injured over 600 people in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a. The Saui-led coalition’s air power delivered at least 7 air strikes on a crowded funeral in the city. Saudi Arabia and its coalition allies have been massively bombing civilian objects in the Houthi-controlled territories of Yemen amid a lack of significan success in military operations on the ground.

On October 1, a missile attack by the Houthi-Saleh alliance hit the US HSV-2 Swift hybrid catamaran, operated by the UAE Navy, in the Red Sea. The vessel was almost complitely destroyed.

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