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U.S. Destroyer Shoots Down 14 Terrorist Drones Over Red Sea

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U.S. Navy warships successfully engaged and shot down 14 Iranian-backed Houthi-controlled drones over the Red Sea.

The drones were identified as one-way attack drones, posing a threat to both U.S. forces and commercial shipping.

The UK’s HMS Diamond also intercepted and neutralized a potential threat in the same area. (Trending: Devastating News For Hunter Biden After Defying Subpoena)

The incident followed multiple Houthi attacks on merchant vessels in the Red Sea, including threats to a Liberian flagged vessel and the launch of ballistic missiles towards international shipping lanes.

“In the early morning hours of December 16 (Sanna time) the US Arliegh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS CARNEY (DDG 64), operating in the Red Sea, successfully engaged 14 unmanned aerial systems launched as a drone wave from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen,” U.S. Central Command stated.

“The UAS were assessed to be one-way attack drones and were shot down with no damage to ships in the area or reported injuries. Regional Red Sea partners were alerted to the threat.”

“HMS Diamond, one of the Navy’s most advanced warships, swiftly intercepted and neutralised a potential threat to merchant vessels in the Red Sea using a Sea Viper missile,” the British Military said.

“Alongside @RoyalNavy , we remain steadfast in safeguarding the lawful passage of ships in the region.”

“Houthi forces launched two ballistic missiles towards the international shipping lanes in the Bab el-Mandeb strait,” the statement said.

“One of these missiles struck the Liberian flagged MV PALATIUM 3, which broadcast a mayday call and reported that the vessel was on fire. The USS MASON has responded to that request. The other missile likely missed any ships.”

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