U.S. warship shoots down incoming drone launched from Yemen

U.S. warship shoots down incoming drone launched from Yemen
# 16 November 2023 03:27 (UTC +04:00)

An American warship shot down a drone launched from Yemen in the Red Sea on Wednesday that appeared to have been heading toward the ship, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) has said, APA reports citing NTD.

A spokesperson for CENTCOM—the U.S. military combatant command responsible for the Middle East said that the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG-116) “engaged a drone that originated from Yemen and was heading in the direction of the ship”.

The CENTCOM spokesperson said the drone was destroyed, and that no U.S. personnel were injured as a result of the encounter.

The spokesperson did not provide any additional details about the incident but said more information would be released following a review of the matter by the U.S. National Security Council.

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