US Navy Warship Shoots Down Houthi Drone Near Yemen

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  • A U.S. Navy warship operating near the Bab el-Mandeb Strait intercepted and shot down a drone launched from Yemen, as reported by a U.S. official on Wednesday. This incident adds to a series of provocations from Iranian-backed Houthi rebels.
  • According to the official, initial reports indicate that the USS Carney, a Navy destroyer, identified the drone as an Iranian-made KAS-04 and deemed it a threat. The drone was subsequently shot down over water in the southern Red Sea as the ship was navigating toward the strait.
  • The official, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the military operation, disclosed details that have not yet been publicly announced.