US Navy ship intercepts missile and drone fired in Red Sea by Houthis

RIYADH: An anti-ship ballistic missile and a drone fired by Houthis on international shipping in the Red Sea on Dec. 28 were intercepted and taken down by a US Navy ship, the American military said Friday.

In post on X, formerly known as Twitter, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said the missile and drone were fired from Yemen between 5:45 – 6: 10 p.m. (Sanaa time) on Dec. 28 were shot down by the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason.

“There was no damage to any of the 18 ships in the area or reported injuries,” the post said.

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