US Warship, Commercial Vessels Attacked in Red Sea, Houthi Rebels Claim Responsibility

Pentagon: US Warship, Multiple Commercial Vessels Attacked in Red Sea

USS Carney MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 1, 2017) - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) operates in the Mediterranean Sea July 1, 2017. Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting its third patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Xavier Jimenez/Released)
  • A U.S. warship and multiple commercial vessels were attacked Sunday in the Red Sea on Sunday, according to the Pentagon, in what may mark a major escalation of military activity in the Middle East related to the Israel-Hamas conflict.
  • “We’re aware of reports regarding attacks on the USS Carney and commercial vessels in the Red Sea and will provide information as it becomes available,” the Pentagon told the Associated Press.
  • The British military said earlier Sunday that a suspected drone attack and explosions occurred in the Red Sea, but it did not provide further details.