A U.S. Navy destroyer intercepted missiles launched from Yemen in the region. The ship’s status as the intended target is unclear, and no damage to the ship was reported. This incident coincides with multiple drone attacks on U.S. bases in Syria and ongoing efforts to strengthen the U.S. military presence in the Middle East. The U.S. has 2,500 troops in Iraq and 900 in Syria, supporting local forces. The missile intercepts come amid heightened tensions due to conflicts in the region, including the Israel-Hamas war and Iranian aggression in the Persian Gulf. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has deployed additional military assets in response to these developments.
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