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US Warship Downs Houthi Drones in Red Sea Amid Escalating Tensions

The US Central Command (CENTCOM) announced that the USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), patrolling the Red Sea, successfully shot down multiple one-way attack drones launched from Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen on November 23. The incident occurred amidst heightened tensions in the region following the Israel-Hamas conflict that began on October 7.

Houthi rebels in Yemen, backed by Iran, have claimed responsibility for firing ballistic missiles and drones toward Israel. In a separate development, the Galaxy Leader cargo ship was seized by the Houthis in the Red Sea, prompting the US to demand the immediate release of the vessel and its 25 crew members. The successful interception of Houthi drones underscores the complex security challenges in the Red Sea region.