Pentagon 'aware of reports' of attack on US warship

# 03 December 2023 22:09 (UTC +04:00)

The United States military was aware of reports on Sunday that an American warship and commercial vessels were attacked in the Red Sea, APA reports citing DW.

"We are aware of reports regarding attacks on the USS Carney and commercial vessels in the Red Sea and will provide updates as they become available," the Pentagon said.

Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for attacking two vessels, the Unity Explorer and Number Nine, but made no mention of attacking a US Navy ship.

The Iran-backed militia said the ships were linked to Israel and were targeted after they rejected warnings.

A U.S. official said that Carney was involved in "multiple engagements" in the Red Sea on Sunday.

"In at least two circumstances, the Carney successfully shot down [unmanned aerial vehicles] headed in its direction," the official was quoted as saying.