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The US Navy repelled a Yemeni drone attack on its guided-missile destroyer

This afternoon, the US Navy shot down a drone coming from the Houthi-controlled part of Yemen. This was reported by the Reuters news agency, citing a representative of the US Department of Defense. The incident was the sixth time the US Navy has intercepted drones in the southern Red Sea since the war between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas began on October 7.

The situation is getting worse amid a series of attacks on commercial ships in Middle Eastern waters. Earlier on Wednesday, the UK Maritime Trade Operations Office (UKMTO) and British maritime security company Ambrey reported on a suspected drone incident over the Red Sea west of the Yemeni port of Hodeidah, warning ships passing through the area to be cautious.

A US representative, preferring to remain anonymous, clarified that as a result of the attack, no damage was caused to US Navy vessels and no American personnel were injured.

On Sunday, the US military said it had attacked three commercial ships in the southern Red Sea. In turn, Yemen's Houthi group on Sunday announced drone and missile attacks on two Israeli ships in the area, explaining the actions as a response to support for the Palestinian people from Yemenis and Muslim countries.

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