US Warship Destroys Drones in Red Sea Attack

In a recent incident, a US warship successfully shot down three drones that had attacked commercial vessels in the Red Sea. This incident has raised concerns about the escalating conflict in Yemen, where Iran-backed Houthi rebels have been targeting ships. The USS Carney, part of the US Central Command, came to the aid of the vessels that were under attack, which included ships from various nations, including the UK. Although two of the ships were hit by missiles, no casualties were reported. The Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the attack and stated that they had targeted Israeli ships. However, the Israeli military denied any connection to the vessels. The Houthis have been in control of parts of Yemen since 2014, following the overthrow of the government, and their actions have fueled an ongoing civil war in the country. The recent attacks on Israel-linked vessels in the Red Sea seem to be a response to Israel’s conflict with Iranian-backed Hamas in Gaza. The US Central Command has expressed concern that these attacks jeopardize the lives of multinational crews and pose a direct threat to international commerce and maritime security. They have also alleged that Iran enables the Houthi attacks and pledged to work with international allies and partners to determine an appropriate response. The capture of armed men who had hijacked an Israeli-linked tanker near Yemen’s coast earlier this week further escalated tensions, as two missiles were fired at the US warship from Houthi-controlled territory. The Houthi rebels are aligned with Iran-affiliated groups and advocate for resistance against Israel, the US, and the Western world.