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The USS Thomas Hudner, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer under US Central Command (CENTCOM), successfully engaged multiple hostile drones in the Red Sea.

CENTCOM confirmed this action in a post on X, detailing that the incident occurred on the morning of November 23, with the drones originating from Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen. The USS Thomas Hudner was patrolling in the Red Sea at the time of the encounter. There was no damage to the ship, and the crew remained unharmed.

This comes after Yemen’s Houthi rebels, known for their ties to Iran, seized an Israeli-linked cargo ship in the Red Sea, taking 25 crew members hostage. The group justified the hijacking due to the vessel’s links to Israel and warned of continued targeting of ships in international waters.

The Houthis’ involvement has extended to claims of missile and drone attacks against Israel, bringing Iran, their primary supporter, into closer proximity to the Middle East conflict. Despite being engaged in a civil war with the Yemeni government and currently observing a cease-fire, a Houthi military spokesman on X declared they will continue military operations until Israel ends its actions against Hamas.


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