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Houthis target third US cargo ship in Gulf of Aden

Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin reports on the U.S. military operations against the Houthi rebels in Yemen on ‘Special Report.’

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U.S. Central Command says Iranian-backed Houthi militants fired a ballistic missile toward the USS Carney in the Gulf of Aden on Friday. 

The projectile was “successfully shot down” by the American destroyer and there were no reports of injuries, according to CENTCOM. 

USS Carney in Suez Canal

The USS Carney travels through the Suez Canal on Oct. 18, 2023. (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Lau/Reuters)

The attack is the 37th by the Houthis directed at commercial vessels and U.S. Navy ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden since Nov. 19.

For weeks, the Yemeni terrorist group’s actions have been disrupting maritime traffic, while the U.S. military has been responding with strikes. 


“On Jan. 26, at approximately 1:30 p.m. (Sanaa time), Iranian-backed Houthi militants fired one anti-ship ballistic missile from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen toward Arleigh-Burke class destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) in the Gulf of Aden,” CENTCOM said in a statement posted on X. 

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. 

Fox News’ Liz Friden contributed to this report.

Greg Norman is a reporter at Fox News Digital.

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