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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.

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