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Houthi’s Missile Targeting US Tanker Intercepted By US Navy

 M Winger


Don’t turn your back on the Middle East for too long.

Never know when another war or missile attack might occur.

This time it was the Houthi’s missile targeting a tanker out in the Red Sea that was owned by the US.

Though, unlike last week, they didn’t hit their target as the US Navy stepped in and took the missiles down.

New York Post reports:

The U.S. Navy shot down a ballistic missile fired at a US-owned oil tanker in the Red Sea from a Houthi-controlled area in Yemen Saturday.

The USS Mason shot down one anti-ship ballistic missile launched into the Gulf of Aden around 5 p.m. local time, according to US Central Command.

“The missile was likely targeting MV Torm Thor, a U.S.-Flagged, owned, and operated chemical/oil tanker,” CENTCOM said.

Neither the guided missile destroyer nor the tanker was damaged, and no injuries reported.

Attacks have been prevalent in the Red Sea since Yemen’s Houthi rebels, backed by Iran, began attacking ships bearing flags of Israeli allies, ostensibly in support of Hamas.

Friday, CENTCOM said US forces destroyed seven anti-ship cruise missiles that were “prepared to launch towards the Red Sea.”

The missiles were detected in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen and “presented an imminent threat to merchant vessels and to the US Navy ships in the region,” CENTCOM said. “These actions will protect freedom of navigation and make international waters safer and more secure for US Navy and merchant vessels.”

The Houthi did have success last week on a different tanker in the Red Sea:

The battle of the Houthi vs the oil tankers continue…


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