Incident Involving U.S. Warship Intercepting Missiles Near Yemen Lasted 9 Hours

October 20, 2023


Oren Liebermann



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  • Israel
  • Yemen

A U.S. Navy warship operating in the Red Sea shot down four cruise missiles and 15 drones over the course of nine hours, according to a U.S. official, who said that the projectiles' trajectory left "little doubt" that their intended target was Israel. A Pentagon spokesman said earlier that the weapons had been launched by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen and were headed north, "potentially" toward targets in Israel.