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U.S. Navy warship shoots down drone fired from Yemen

U.S. Navy warship shoots down drone fired from Yemen


The guided missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner shot down a drone fired from Yemen over the Pink Sea early Wednesday, in accordance with two U.S. protection officers. 

Not like an incident final month through which an American destroyer shot down a number of drones and missiles fired within the course of Israel, this drone was fired immediately at the united statesThomas Hudner. 

Reuters was first to report the warship shot down the drone. 

File:  The usThomas Hudner, named after Harmony’s Medal of Honor recipient Thomas Hudner, arrives in Boston for its commissioning ceremony later within the week on Nov. 26, 2018.

David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe by way of Getty Photos


It isn’t clear but who’s chargeable for launching the drone, however earlier this week, the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen threatened to assault ships within the Pink Sea. 

The incident follows the Houthis’ shoot-down of a US MQ-9 Reaper Drone final week over the Pink Sea. 

The U.S. didn’t launch a restoration effort for the roughly $30 million drone, and though the Houthis made an effort to salvage it, Deputy Pentagon press secretary Sabrina Singh stated it is unlikely they might “recuperate something of significance.”

The usThomas Hudner incident and the downing of the MQ-9 threaten a widening of the conflict  between Israel and Hamas that the U.S. has been attempting to comprise. 

Elsewhere, the U.S. has already launched three rounds of retaliatory strikes on Iranian-backed teams in Syria for the almost 60 assaults on U.S. forces primarily based in Iraq and Syria previously month. 

When requested earlier this week if the Pentagon would reply militarily to the downing of the MQ-9, Singh stated she had no announcement, however “we at all times reserve the precise to reply at a time and place of our selecting.”



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