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A French frigate shot down two Houthi drones in the Red Sea

The French Navy frigate Languedoc successfully intercepted and destroyed two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) launched from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen. The incident occurred near the port city of Hodeidah, which is under the control of the Iran-backed Houthis. The episode reflects the growing threat of drone use in regional conflicts.

The frigate "Languedoc" has been stationed in the Indian Ocean since August of this year and recently escorted the US aircraft carrier "Eisenhower" through the Strait of Hormuz. This drone interception highlights the increased drone activity in Yemen and the surrounding region.

The development follows threats from the Houthis to attack any ship bound for Israel, regardless of its origin. In recent weeks, the Houthis have stepped up attacks on civilian and military vessels in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. It was also reported that there was an attempt to launch ballistic missiles in the direction of the Israeli Eilat, which were successfully intercepted by the IDF. A similar incident involving the interception of a drone launched from the Yemeni region occurred with the US Navy.

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