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3 commercial ships hit by missiles in Houthi attack in Red Sea, US warship downs 3 drones

Posted on AllSides December 4th, 2023
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Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/U.S. Navy via AP

Ballistic missiles fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels struck three commercial ships Sunday in the Red Sea, while a U.S. warship shot down three drones in self-defense during the hourslong assault, the U.S. military said. The Iranian-backed Houthis claimed two of the attacks.

The strikes marked an escalation in a series of maritime attacks in the Mideast linked to the Israel-Hamas war, as multiple vessels found themselves in the crosshairs of a single Houthi assault for the first time in the conflict. The U.S. vowed to “consider all appropriate responses” in...

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