Monday just after midnight, Houthi militants in Yemen, who are backed by Iran, launched two ballistic missiles at a U.S. destroyer in the Gulf of Aden.
The destroyer had just thwarted an attempt by the terrorists to seize a tanker associated with an Israeli merchant.
The Central Park chemical tanker, flying the Liberian flag and under the management of Zodiac Maritime, a United Kingdom-based company affiliated with the Zodiac Group, owned by Israeli oligarch Eyal Ofer, was previously thought to have been seized.
Nonetheless, the crew informed the USS Mason and its affiliated aircraft via distress signal that they were being attacked.
The destroyer demanded the crew’s release upon arrival, and the five terrorists who had aboard the vessel remounted on their small boat and futilely attempted to evade U.S. forces.
The destroyer managed to avoid being hit by the missiles.
Since October 17, at least 66 attacks against U.S. forces in the region have been launched by various terrorist organizations supported by Iran.
This occurred just ten days after Hamas terrorists, who are also backed by Iran, launched an unprecedented terrorist attack against Israel.