U.S. Naval Ship fired on Off Yemen Coast

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USS Mason

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A U.S. Naval warship off the coast of Yemen was fired on from a shoulder fire missile on the coast based on Pentagon reports.  Militants targeted the USS Mason, a guided missile destroyer, while navigating international waters. 

Two missiles were fired and two missed falling in the water near the vessel.    The warheads were not fired as a double tap but were launched within an hour of each other.  The ship was located at the southern end of the Red Sea. 

A spokesperson for the Pentagon said, "We assess the missiles were launched from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen." 

One week ago a United Arab Emirates transport vessel was badly damaged while in international waters off the Yemen coast.  The attack is believed to have come from speedboats just as the attack on the USS Mason.   Houthi leaders were attacked just yesterday by a Saudi Arabia led airstrike that targeted a funeral and killed more than 140 people and injured 525 more -- It is believed the U.S. provided the intelligence for the operation. 

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