US warship shoots down missiles from Yemen thought to be heading for Israel

The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan travels through the Red Sea, August 8, 2023. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Riley Gasdia/US Navy, via AP)
The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan travels through the Red Sea, August 8, 2023. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Riley Gasdia/US Navy, via AP)

A US Navy warship takes out three missiles that had been fired from Yemen and were heading north, US officials say.

The officials say the USS Carney, a Navy destroyer, was in the Red Sea and intercepted the three missiles. It wasn’t immediately certain if they were aimed at Israel, though Hebrew media reports suggested that Israeli defense officials believe that they were.

One of the officials says the US does not believe the missiles were aimed at the ship.

Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have expressed support for the Palestinians and threatened Israel.

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