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Fri Feb 3, 2017, 03:00 PM

 

U.S. Navy deploys guided missile destroyer USS Cole off coast of Yemen

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Source: CBS News

The Navy has sent the guided missile destroyer Cole to the Gulf of Aden in response to the attack on the Saudi frigate.
The destroyer is the same warship that suffered heavy damage in an al Qaeda bombing attack in Yemen in 2000 that killed 17 sailors.

Al Qaeda in Yemen, long seen by Washington as of the most dangerous of the groupís offshoots, has exploited the chaos of Yemenís civil war to seize territory in the countryís south and east, and the Islamic State group has also claimed attacks.

The two-year-old civil war began after Shiite Houthis rebels seized the capital, Sanaa, and forced the president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, to flee the country. In March 2015, a Saudi-led military coalition launched an extensive air campaign aimed at restoring Hadi and his government to power. The northern region remains under Houthi control.

Fighting and U.S. involvement has appeared to pick up since President Trump took office, with drone strikes and a surprise commando raid on al Qaeda militants. The Houthis also attacked a Saudi frigate in the Red Sea, killing two crew members and wounding three.



Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/u-s-navy-deploys-guided-missile-destroyer-off-coast-of-yemen/

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