The US Navy ship USS Carney and merchant ships were attacked in the Red Sea, the Pentagon said.
The Associated Press reported that a US warship and several merchant ships were attacked in the Red Sea. “This may represent a serious escalation in the series of naval attacks in the Middle East,” the news agency reported.
This information was confirmed by the Pentagon. US services indicate that “this could be an element of escalation in connection with the war between Israel and Hamas.”
Attacks in the Red Sea. The Pentagon confirms
“We are aware of reports of attacks on the USS Carney and merchant ships in the Red Sea and will provide information as it becomes available,” the Pentagon said in a statement. USS Carney is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. The Pentagon said it would provide more information after collecting the data.
According to reports, the USS Carney shot down at least two Kamikaze attack drones. One of the merchant ships attacked in the Red Sea on Sunday has been identified as the British-owned Bahamas-flagged UNITY EXPLORER. It is a bulk carrier bound for Singapore. The British military said, without giving details, that a drone attack and explosion had taken place in the Red Sea.
It’s hot in the Middle East
Experts quoted by AP believe the attack was most likely carried out by Houthi rebels in Yemen. Drones would also be launched from there, targeting objects in Israel. A Houthi military spokesman admitted carrying out the attacks and emphasized that the targets were two Israeli ships. The attack used a naval missile and an armed drone. The fire is said to have targeted the ships Unity Explorer and Number Nine.
The Houthis now control much of northern and western Yemen and have established their own government, which is not recognized by any country. In late October, the Pentagon said the destroyer USS Carney had shot down three cruise missiles and several drones launched from Yemen into the northern Red Sea.
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