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    US Fires on Yemen After Ship Attack

    It’s Tomahawk-for-tat. Since Sunday, three missiles have reportedly been fired at American destroyer USS Mason — including one just hours before the U.S. retaliated, knocking out radar sites in territory controlled by Yemen’s Houthi rebels. President Obama approved the strikes, which were America’s first against Houthi targets in Yemen’s conflict. The rebels say they never fired on the Navy ship, but the U.S. says it’ll respond to future threats on its ships or on commercial vessels, which often traverse the nearby Bab al-Mandeb Strait, a busy shipping route.

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