US Navy ship targeted in failed missile attack from Yemen: US

A US military spokesperson said the two missiles failed to hit the ship

Reuters October 10, 2016
The guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) transits the Atlantic Ocean in this US Navy picture. PHOTO: REUTERS

A US Navy guided missile destroyer was targeted on Sunday in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, a US military spokesperson told Reuters, saying the two missiles failed to hit the ship.

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"USS Mason detected two inbound missiles over a 60-minute period while in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen. Both missiles impacted the water before reaching the ship," Pentagon spokesperson Captain Jeff Davis said. "There were no injuries to our sailors and no damage to the ship," he said.


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