U.S. Warship Comes Under Attack in Red Sea, Yemen Rebels to Blame


An American warship, the USS Carney, was attacked in the Red Sea over the weekend as the conflict between Israel and Hamas intensified. The U.S. government has attributed the attack to Yemen. Pentagon officials have reported that the naval destroyer successfully defended itself against missiles and drones during the five-hour assault.

It is worth noting that there were commercial ships accompanying the USS Carney in the Red Sea, and some reports suggest that they may have been hit in the crossfire. While none of these commercial ships were American, some are believed to have British and Israeli ties, which are allies of the United States.

Government officials have stated that Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility for the attack, although they did not specifically identify the USS Carney as their target. Despite being caught up in the conflict, the warship reported no casualties at this point.

The Houthi militia, who are in solidarity with Hamas, have warned vessels that they believe come from Israel to stay out of the area. They claim that the ships attacked on Sunday failed to heed their commands and evacuate the space.

This incident comes shortly after the end of the ceasefire between Hamas and Israel, with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) continuing their campaign in Gaza to secure hostages.

The response of the United States to this Houthi aggression remains uncertain. However, it is evident that attacking an American warship could easily escalate tensions on the U.S. side.

As the story continues to develop, it is crucial to monitor the situation closely for any further updates.

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