Houthi Rebels Claim Missile Attack On US Nuclear-Powered Carrier; DoD Official Says This Is "False Info"

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by Tyler Durden
Friday, May 31, 2024 - 01:20 PM


Politico's Lara Seligman quotes an unnamed Department of Defense official who tells her the Houthi's claim about a missile attack on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Red Sea is "false information — there was no hit on the Ike or any attacks in its vicinity." 

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Reuters and Al Jazeera reported that Houthi military spokesperson Yahya Saree claimed on Friday that rebels launched a missile attack on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, in the Red Sea.

In a televised statement, Saree said the strike was in retaliation for a series of US-UK strikes in three Yemeni provinces that killed at least 16 people. 

Saree's X account published this statement (translated into English): 

Statement by the Armed Forces regarding the operation to target the American aircraft carrier "Eisenhower" in response to the American-British aggression in support of the Zionist enemy, which caused 58 martyrs and wounded, to dissuade our dear people and the Armed Forces from their position of support for the oppressed Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

We recently pointed out how the US-led Operation Prosperity Guardian has widely been a failure as Iran-backed Houthis continue targeting Western ships (an incident earlier this week) in the Red Sea with missiles and kamikaze drones. 

In response, earlier this month, the Pentagon sent the USS Harry S. Truman to the region to ensure stability in one of the world's most critical shipping lanes.

Also, this week, the sixth US MQ–9 Reaper drone was shot down over Yemen. 

This comes as containerized shipping costs are erupting again, following months of disruptions in the region. Yet another supply shock is unfolding... 

This story is developing.