France: Warship Targeted by Drones 12/10 09:28
PARIS (AP) -- France said Sunday that one of its warships in the Red Sea was
targeted by two drones coming from Yemen. Both were intercepted and shot down.
A short statement from the Armies Ministry did not say who fired the drones
at the French Navy frigate Languedoc on Saturday night.
Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen have have vowed to target ships operating
in the Red Sea. The Houthi are staunch foes of Israel. They have claimed a
series of maritime attacks since the Oct. 7 assault on Israel by Hamas
militants that sparked their latest and deadliest war.
France's Armies Ministry said the drones "came straight at" the Languedoc
two hours apart from the direction of Yemen. The warship destroyed them both
about 110 kilometers (70 miles) off the Red Sea port of Al Hudaydah on the
Yemeni coast, it said.
The statement did not say what weaponry the Languedoc used to bring down the
drones. The frigate is on a French Navy mission in the Red Sea.