U.S. fighter aircraft intercepted and shot down an anti-ship cruise missile fired by Yemen-based Houthi rebels in the direction of a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Red Sea according to the Pentagon.
Elsewhere, a missile fired from Yemen in a separate incident struck an American-owned commercial ship named Eagle Gibraltar in the nearby Gulf of Aden, a U.K. maritime agency and private security firm said Monday.
Both incidents followed a joint US and UK airstrike on Hohuthi in Yemen last week that skyrocketed fears the Israel-Hamas war could lead to a wider war in the Middle East involving the U.S. and its Western allies.
The Houthi missile that was fired toward the USS Laboon came from a Houthi-controlled area of Yemen, U.S. Central Command said in a brief statement. No injuries or damage were reported.
The Gaza conflict has claimed the lives of over 24,000Palestinians according to WHO. Israel maintains it must destroy all HAMAS terrorists before any cease-fire can take place. Hamas started the war when it massacred over 1200 Israelis and foreigners in a terrorist attack on October 7