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Two Missiles Fired at US Navy Ship From Rebel-Held Yemen Territory: Pentagon

It was the latest in a string of bombings by the coalition that have struck hospitals, markets and other places where civilians congregate

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    Tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels, hold their weapons as they chant slogans during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters into battlefronts in several Yemeni cities, in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. The Pentagon said on Sunday that the rebels fired two missiles at a U.S. Navy ship.

    Two missiles were fired Sunday at a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Red Sea from territory occupied by Iran-allied Yemeni rebels, but they missed, the Pentagon said.

    The attack began about 7 p.m. (noon ET) as the USS Mason was conducting routine operations in international waters, the Pentagon said in a brief statement shortly before midnight.

    The two missiles were fired over the course of an hour and "impacted the water before reaching the ship," according to the statement. No injuries or damage were reported in the attack.

    The Houthi rebels, who are Shiite, are currently fighting the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.