Saada, Yemen
19 October 2023

The Pentagon confirmed that the USS Carney had downed multiple missiles and several drones launched by the Huthis. “We cannot say for certain what these drones and missiles were targeting, but they were launched from Yemen and heading north along the Red Sea, potentially towards targets in Israel”, a spokesperson said, adding: “We have the capability to defend our broader interests in the region and to deter regional escalation, Israelis and broader expansion of the conflict that began with Hamas's attack on Israeli civilians on 7 October”.

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