US Navy Warship Shoots Down ‘Iranian-Made’ Drone Launched from Yemen: Pentagon

A U.S. Navy warship sailing in the Red Sea shot down an Iranian-made drone that officials say was launched from Yemen on Nov. 29, according to the Pentagon.

The Arleigh-Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS Carney shot down the Iranian-made KAS-04 drone at approximately 11 a.m. local time because it was approaching the Navy vessel near the Bab el-Mandeb strait, a waterway that connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden near the Arabian Sea, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement.

The Red Sea is a key trade route for shipping and transferring energy supplies.

According to CENTCOM, the "unmanned aerial vehicle," or drone, was launched from a part of Yemen controlled by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who have recently waded into the ongoing Israel–Hamas conflict; earlier this month claiming to have launched ballistic missiles and one-way drones in the direction of Israel.

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