ALERT: US Ship Attacked

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( – BREAKING NEWS ALERT: In a brazen attack on the United States of America that increases the likelihood of a broader war in the Middle East, a US cargo vessel has been struck with a missile at sea launched by the Islamist terrorist Houthi rebels from Yemen, a proxy for the Islamic Republic of Iran, the first “successful” attack of its kind.

On Monday, the US Central Command reported that the Houthi group, backed by Iran, successfully attacked a cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden, as cited by National Review.

After the US Navy recently prevented multiple other Houthi strikes on commercial vessels off Yemen’s coast, this incident marks the time the Islamist terrorists managed to hit an American-owned or operated vessel since they began targeting ships in the Red Sea in mid-November.

The terrorists fired an anti-ship ballistic missile at the Gibraltar Eagle, a vessel owned by Eagle Bulk Shipping, around 4 p.m. local time on Monday, according to CENTCOM.

Fortunately, there were no injuries or significant damage reported.

Eagle Bulk Shipping confirmed that an “unidentified projectile” struck the Marshall Islands-flagged, U.S.-owned and operated Gibraltar Eagle approximately 100 miles southeast of Aden, Yemen.

“As a result of the impact the vessel suffered limited damage to a cargo hold but is stable and is heading out of the area. All seafarers onboard the vessel are confirmed to be uninjured,” the company said.

In their statement claiming responsibility for the attack, the Houthis declared they had launched a number of “direct” and “accurate” missiles.

Additionally, on the same day, the Houthis attempted another anti-ship ballistic missile launch targeting commercial shipping lanes in the Red Sea. This missile, however, crashed in Yemen shortly after launch, as reported by the US military.

On Monday, Ambrey, a UK-based maritime security firm, noted that three missiles were fired toward the Red Sea.

Of these, two failed to reach their targets, while the third hit the Gibraltar Eagle.

Since November 19, the Houthis have conducted around 30 attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea.

The latest strike is notable as it’s the only one to have affected an American vessel. The group, which Iran supports, claims its attacks are aimed at deterring US backing for Israel in its conflict with another Iran terrorist proxy, Hamas.

This recent attack follows after the US and UK navies executed retaliatory strikes on Houthi-controlled regions in Yemen.

On Thursday, these coordinated naval and air assaults targeted 28 Houthi sites.