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    The Pentagon Says a US Warship and Multiple Commercial Ships Have Come Under Attack in the Red Sea

    The Pentagon Says a US Warship and Multiple Commercial Ships Have Come Under Attack in the Red Sea

    , United Arab Emirates (AP) — An American warship and multiple commercial ships came under attack Sunday in the Red Sea, the Pentagon said, potentially marking a major escalation in a series of maritime attacks in the Mideast linked to the Israel-Hamas war.

    “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 said.

    The Carney is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer.

    The British earlier said there had been a suspected drone attack and explosions in the Red Sea, without elaborating.

    The Pentagon did not identify where it believed the fire came from. However, 's Iran-backed Houthi rebels have been launching a series of attacks on vessels in the Red Sea, as well as launching drones and missiles targeting Israel as it wages war against Hamas in the Strip.

    A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters, said the attack began about 10 a.m. in Sanaa, Yemen, and had gone on for as much as five hours. Another U.S. official who similarly spoke on condition of anonymity for the same reason said the Carney had intercepted at least one drone during the attack.

    There was no immediate comment from the Houthis. However, a Houthi military spokesman earlier said an “important” statement would be released shortly.

    Global shipping had increasingly been targeted…

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