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U.S. warship returns fire amid Houthi rebel attack

The USS Carney in the Mediterranean Sea Associated Press/Photo by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/U.S. Navy

U.S. warship returns fire amid Houthi rebel attack

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels on Sunday attacked two commercial shipping vessels in the Red Sea. The Pentagon said a U.S. Navy ship in the area, the USS Carney, returned fire. It suffered no damage, but the attack did damage the two commercial ships. The Carney has previously shot down Houthi missiles used in attacks against Israel since it began its war in Gaza against the terror group Hamas.

What does this situation look like in Gaza? The Israeli military has resumed operations in the Gaza Strip following a roughly weeklong truce involving the release of dozens of hostages in exchange for Palestinian prisoners. Israel said it is now placing equal focus on southern and northern Gaza. Previously, it centered its operations on northern Gaza and allowed residents to flee south. Now, the Israeli military is ordering more evacuations out of southern Gaza.

Dig deeper: Read Marc LiVecche’s column in WORLD Opinions about how the United States must have a stronger response to Iran’s proxy forces.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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