The Houthi rebel group in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack; She said the ships would have links to Israel
The Pentagon, headquarters of the US Department of Defense, said it is investigating an attack on US warships and commercial ships in the Red Sea, which was carried out on Sunday (December 3, 2023). One of them will be the USS Carney. Information from the British newspaper guardian.
The Yemeni Houthi rebel group claimed responsibility for the attack. The extremists stated, in a statement, that this action targeted two ships linked to Israel, near the strategic Bab al-Mandab Strait. No military ship was mentioned in the statement. The group’s military spokesman, Yahya Saree, confirmed responsibility for the attack.
Yahya Saree announced on his personal page on the social networking site that the attack came in response “The demands of the Yemeni people, as well as the calls of liberals in the Arab and Islamic nations to fully support the Palestinian people.”.
The spokesman said that the group attacked the ships Unity Explorer and No. 9. The first was targeted with a missile and the second with a sea drone.
He added: “The two ships were fired upon after they rejected the warnings of the Yemeni naval forces. The Yemeni armed forces continue to prevent Israeli ships from sailing in the Red and Arabian Seas until the Israeli aggression against our fellow believers in the Gaza Strip stops.”Yahya said quickly.
This was stated by the official spokesman “All ships that are Israeli or linked to Israel will become a legitimate target if they violate what is stated in this statement and previous statements of the Yemeni Armed Forces.”.