VIDEO : US Navy Destroyer Comes Under Missile Attack Off Yemen Coast

Mon Oct 10, 2016 07:59:02

The US military says one of its guided-missile destroyers has escaped an attempted attack off Yemen’s shore.

“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 spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said early Monday, Press TV reports.

“There were no injuries to our sailors and no damage to the ship,” he said.

The news comes days after Yemeni forces successfully targeted and destroyed an Emirati military vessel near the Red Sea port city of Mokha.

The US-made HSV-2 Swift was a high-speed logistical ship capable of locating mines, controlling military operations and transporting troops and equipment.

Over 20 sailors were reportedly killed on board the warship.


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