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US destroyer shoots down anti-ship missiles fired from Yemen

# An American destroyer shot down two anti-ship ballistic missiles fired from Yemen Saturday as it responded to a call for help from a container ship that was hit in a separate strike, the US military said. The missiles were reportedly launched from territory controlled by the Iran-backed Huthi rebels, and was the 23rd illegal attack by the Huthis on international shipping since November 19. AFP reports, the attacks by the Yemeni rebels, targeting Israel and Israeli-linked vessels, are endangering a transit route that carries up to 12 percent of global trade, prompting the United States multinational naval Red-Sea-protection-task force