Houthis claim to have attacked flagship US aircraft carrier, which was said to have been ordered home

CAIRO, Egypt — The Yemeni Houthi rebels say its forces had attacked the US aircraft carrier Eisenhower in the Red Sea and the Transworld Navigator ship in the Arabian Sea. It does not say when the attacks took place.

A Houthi statement says the Transworld Navigator took a direct hit from a missile. The operation against the Eisenhower had achieved its objectives successfully, it says, without elaborating.

A report earlier said that the Eisenhower had been ordered home, after months of leading US operations against the Houthi attacks.

Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

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