US says warship Mason intercepted a Houthi missile, vessel Destiny untouched

The US navy’s destroyer the USS Mason intercepted an inbound Houthi anti-ship missile over the Red Sea on Monday, US Central Command says in a statement, after Yemen’s Houthis said yesterday that they had targeted the warship.

The US forces also destroyed two drones, Central Command says.

Yesterday, the Houthis said they had also targeted a vessel called Destiny in the Red Sea, as part of a campaign of attacks the Iran-backed group says it is carrying out in solidarity with the Palestinians in Gaza.

A US official tells Reuters there is no evidence of an attack on Destiny in recent days. “Our reporting indicates that the vessel and crew are safe, with no issues,” he says.

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