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US destroyer again targeted by missile off Yemen

A file image released by the US Navy shows a guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) conducting formation exercises with the Cyclone-class patrol crafts USS Tempest (PC 2) and USS Squall (PC 7) on a September 10, 2016A US destroyer has for the second time in four days been targeted by a missile fired from rebel-held territory in Yemen, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The USS Mason detected at least one incoming missile around 6:00 pm local time (1500 GMT) and deployed unspecified “countermeasures” before the missile crashed into the ocean, though it was unclear if these actions caused the missile to hit the water, or if it would have gone down anyway. USS Mason will continue its operations,” Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said.

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