Mis­siles fired from Ye­men fall short of US war­ship

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TWO mis­siles fired from rebel-held ter­ri­tory in Ye­men fell short of a US war­ship pa­trolling the Red Sea off the coast of the war-torn coun­try, the US navy said yes­ter­day.

The USS Ma­son “de­tected two in­bound mis­siles” within an hour of each other from around 7pm (1600 GMT) on Oc­to­ber 9, said US Naval Forces Cen­tral Com­mand spokesper­son Paula Dunn.

The de­stroyer had been “con­duct­ing rou­tine op­er­a­tions in in­ter­na­tional wa­ters” at the time, she said.

“Both mis­siles im­pacted the wa­ter be­fore reach­ing the ship,” said Ms Dunn, adding that “there were no in­juries to our sailors and no dam­age to the ship”.

“We as­sess th­ese mis­siles were launched from Huthi-con­trolled ter­ri­tory in Ye­men,” she said, re­fer­ring to the Iran-backed rebels fight­ing Ye­men’s in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised gov­ern­ment.

Also yes­ter­day, the Arab coali­tion fight­ing the Huthis ac­cused the rebels of fir­ing a bal­lis­tic mis­sile to­ward the south­west­ern Saudi city of Taif.

The mis­sile was one of two which the Saudi-led coali­tion in­ter­cepted, the coali­tion said, adding the other was launched to­ward Marib, east of Ye­men’s rebel-held cap­i­tal Sanaa.

Photo: AFP

A file im­age re­leased by the US navy shows guided-mis­sile de­stroyer USS Ma­son pre­par­ing to con­duct a re­plen­ish­ment at sea on Au­gust 3.

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