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Houthis Announce Attack On U.S. Warship, Israel-Linked Merchant Vessel

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Houthis Announce Attack On U.S. Warship, Israel-Linked Merchant Vessel

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The Houthis (Ansar Allah) in Yemen announced on May 15 that they had attacked a warship of the United States Navy and a merchant vessel linked to Israel in the Red Sea.

In a statement, Brigade General Yahya Sarea, a military spokesman for the Houthis, said that the group targeted the USS Mason, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, in the Red Sea “with a number of naval missiles and the strike was precise.”

The group also carried out another joint missile and drone attack against the merchant vessel Destiny in the Red Sea and “the strike was precise,” he added.

“The targeting of the vessel [Destiny] came after it violated the decision banning the passage of ships heading to the ports of occupied Palestine by heading to the port of Umm al-Rashrash [Eilat] on April 20 using deception and camouflage by claiming it was heading to another port … [The vessel] was under monitoring and follow-up by our armed forces, and warnings were directed to it not to enter the ports of occupied Palestine but it insisted on violating the ban and [thus it] was put on the list of ships prohibited from sailing in the area of operations of the Yemeni armed forces,” Brig. Gen. Sarea said.

The spokesman also stressed that the Houthis will “continue to carry out their military operations in support of the oppressed Palestinian people and in defense of dear Yemen,” noting that only “lifting the siege and stopping the aggression against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip” could end the operations.

The U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) reported an attack by the Houthis on USS Mason on May 13. It said that an anti-ship ballistic missile fired from areas controlled by the group in Yemen was intercepted by the warship. On the same day, two Houthi drones were intercepted over Yemen and the Red Sea, according to the command.

“There were no injuries or damages reported by U.S., coalition, or merchant vessels,” CENTCOM said in a statement released on May 14.

Since last November, the Houthis have carried out more than 150 attacks against vessels affiliated with Israel or owned by the U.S. and the United Kingdom in the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean in response to the Israeli war on Gaza.

In addition, the group launched more than 110 drone and missile attacks against the southernmost Israeli city of Eilat and shot down three U.S. combat drones over Yemen and nearby waters.

The U.S. and the UK have carried out more than 450 strikes against Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen since January in response to these attacks. At least 40 people were killed and 35 others were wounded in the strikes. However, the group continues to launch attacks.

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Stork

i wish they would film this stuff. a vid of a burning us warship would be a game changer.

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Joseph Day

a video of a sinking one, better

Антон

even a photo of damaged ship in dry dock would be enough to brake the will to float in the red sea.

Otto

i would like to see one direct hit on the super carrier with an ultrasonic missile.:-)))))

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Power To The Houthis

may they take out a yanky aircraft carrier…

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jens.cum.drop

lol. all you muslim fack boys here.

you actually think any ships have been hit youre fckn morons. youre dumb enough to believe more than 280 idf have been killed.

hey einsteins- how do you suspect they hide all this? you simple bricks

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