According to a report from The Daily Wire, Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists in Yemen fired two ballistic missiles at a U.S. destroyer in the Gulf of Aden just after midnight on Monday.
The U.S. destroyer had thwarted the Houthi terrorists’ attempt to seize a tanker connected to an Israeli businessman.
From The Daily Wire:
The Liberian-flagged Central Park chemical tanker — which is managed by Zodiac Maritime, a U.K.-based firm that is part of Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer’s Zodiac Group — was believed to have been seized earlier in the day.
However, the USS Mason and associated aircraft received a distress call from the vessel that the crew was under attack. Upon arrival, the destroyer demanded that the crew be released and the five terrorists who boarded the ship got back on their small boat and attempted to outrun U.S. forces but quickly failed.
“At approximately 0141 on Nov. 27 Sanaa time, two ballistic missiles were fired from Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen toward the general location of the USS MASON (DDG 87) and M/V CENTRAL PARK,” U.S. Central Command said in a statement. “The USS MASON (DDG87), which is part of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, was concluding its response to the M/V CENTRAL PARK distress call at the time of the missile launches. There was no damage or reported injuries from either vessel during this incident.”
On Nov. 26, the USS MASON (DDG 87), with allied ships from our coalition counter-piracy task force (TF 151), and associated aircraft responded to a distress call from the M/V CENTRAL PARK, a commercial vessel, that they were under attack by an unknown entity. Upon arrival,… pic.twitter.com/ASmM3b0xrf
— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) November 27, 2023
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— Daily Wire News (@DailyWireNews) November 27, 2023