USS Gravely warship was targeted in the Red Sea: YAF spox

Saree reaffirms that all British and American warships in the vicinity of Yemen’s coasts are legitimate targets as per Yemen’s right to self-defense.

  • Yemenis trample on US and Israeli flags during a rally against the US-sponsored Saudi-led coalition in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 (AP)

Earlier this morning, the spokesperson of the Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree announced that several anti-ship missiles were fired at the US warship USS Gravely in the Red Sea. 

“Triumphing the oppressed Palestinian people and in support and solidarity with our brothers [and sisters] in the Gaza Strip, and in retaliation to the American-British aggression against our country, the naval forces of the Yemeni Armed Forces fired a number of appropriate naval missiles at the American destroyer ‘USS Graveley’ in the Red Sea,” the spokesperson announced. 

Saree reaffirmed that all American and British warships in the Arabian and Red Seas are legitimate targets for waging aggression against the country, as per Yemen’s right to defend its national sovereignty.  

“The Yemeni Armed Forces persist with their military operations: enforcing a blockade on Israeli navigation in the Red and Arabian seas until a ceasefire is achieved, and food and medicine are allowed into the besieged Palestinian people of the Gaza Strip,” he said concluding the statement. 

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CENTCOM says shot down Yemeni anti-ship missile heading to Red Sea

Earlier today, at 3 am, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) claimed in a statement that a US Navy warship shot down an anti-ship missile fired from Yemen toward the Red Sea at 11:30 pm  (on January 30th).  

According to CENTCOM, “the missile was shot down by USS Gravely (DDG 107),” and no injuries or damage were reported.

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