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Monday, October 10, 2016
Missiles fired at US warship from Houthi controlled territory in Yemen
“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.
“There were no injuries to our sailors and no damage to the ship.”
The Pentagon did not specify how close the missiles came to the USS Mason. However, a US defence official told Reuters the first missile forced the USS Mason to take defensive measures.
The attack follows a similar incident involving a UAE naval vessel in early October in the Bab al-Mandeb strait, which lies between Yemen and Djibouti. While UAE state media reported it as an “accident”, Houthi fighters said they attacked it with rockets. READ MORE