Mayport-based USS Carney shoots down Iranian-made drones

Jacksonville, FL — The United States military says it has taken out around a dozen Houthi drones in recent hours.

USS Carney, based in Mayport, shot down three Iranian-made drones and an anti-ship ballistic missile in the Gulf of Aden.

US Central Command says there were no injuries or damage reported.

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Hours later, Central Command forces conducted strikes against an Iranian-backed Houthi UAV ground control station and 10 Houthi one-way UAVs.

U.S. forces identified the UAV ground control station and one-way attack UAVs in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen and determined that they presented an imminent threat to merchant vessels and the U.S. Navy ships in the region.

Houthis have been targeting commercial ships and vessels in the Red Sea, prompting U.S. forces to respond with a series of precision strikes. The Houthis say the attacks, which began in November, are intended to protest the Israel-Hamas war in the region, but many of the recent attacks have no clear ties to Israel.

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