Yemen Houthis attacked a US warship and a UK ship in the Red Sea. The Houthis are on fire. Confirmation by Pentagon:
Yemen #Houthis attack a US warship and a UK ship in the #RedSea. The USS Carney, a US Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, is confirmed to be under attack, along with other commercial ships. This follows an earlier rocket hit on a UK-owned ship from #Yemen.
We blocked the passage of enemy ships (from the Red Sea) in support of the Palestinian people.
The Yemeni armed forces will resume targeting Israel with painful and devastating attacks after the enemy unit launched its barbaric aggression against the Gaza Strip.
Today we are fighting a deadly battle with the Israeli and American enemies.
America is the one that directed the war in Yemen, and it is the one that is directing the war in Gaza and Palestine today.
The Saudi coalition and its proxies are those who support Israel in its barbaric aggression against Gaza.
If the Americans or Israelis attack Yemen, they would be very foolish, and the reaction would be strong and painful.
The attack follows an earlier strike on a British ship by a missile fired from Yemen. The Pentagon said it was aware of reports of attacks on a US warship and commercial vessels in the Red Sea on Sunday, as Yemen’s Houthi group claimed drone and missile attacks on two Israeli vessels in the area.
“We are aware of reports of attacks on the USS Carney and commercial vessels in the Red Sea and will provide information as it becomes available,” the Pentagon said.
Yemen’s Houthi movement said its navy attacked two Israeli ships, Unity Explorer and Number 9, with an armed drone and a naval missile.
A military spokesman for the group said the two ships were targeted after they rejected the warning, without elaborating.
In a broadcast statement, the spokesman said the attacks were a response to the demands of the Yemeni people and calls by Islamic nations to stand up to the Palestinian people.
A spokesman for the Israeli military did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The reported incident follows a series of attacks in Middle Eastern waters since the outbreak of war between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas on October 7.
Last month, the Houthis, allies of Iran, captured a cargo ship linked to Israel. The group, which controls most of Yemen’s Red Sea coast, has previously fired ballistic missiles and armed drones at Israel and vowed to target other Israeli vessels.