Missiles Fired at U.S. Warship in the Gulf of Aden

The missiles were fired from the direction of Yemen.

The Pentagon announced that two ballistic missiles were fired in the direction of the USS Mason, a Navy warship, from Houthi-controlled parts of Yemen. The Navy was responding to a distress call from a commercial tanker in the Gulf of Aden. 

According to a statement from U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), the commercial vessel, the Central Park, reported “that they were under attack by an unknown entity.” 

CENTCOM reported that when they arrived at the commercial vessel, five armed individuals debarked the Central Park and attempted to flee in a small boat. “The MASON pursued the attackers resulting in their eventual surrender,” CENTCOM said, adding that the crew of the Central Park was safe. 

The USS Mason is part of the Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group ordered to the area by President Biden. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for General Kurilla as he commands the U.S. Central Command.
  • For Pentagon officials as they confirm and report on events occurring in the Middle East.
  • For the president and secretary of defense to be discerning regarding responses to attacks against U.S. troops and allies.

Sources: The Hill, Washington Examiner 

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