Pentagon voices caution on latest Yemen missile incident | Reuters

WASHINGTON The Pentagon declined on Monday to say whether the USS Mason destroyer was targeted by multiple inbound missiles fired from Yemen on Saturday, as initially thought, saying a review was underway to determine what happened.'We are still assessing the situation. There are still some aspects to this that we are trying to clarify for ourselves given the threat -- the potential threat -- to our people,' Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told a news briefing.'So this is still a situation that we're assessing closely.' (Reporting by Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

Reuters October 18, 2016 00:46:50 IST
Pentagon voices caution on latest Yemen missile incident
| Reuters

Pentagon voices caution on latest Yemen missile incident
 Reuters

WASHINGTON The Pentagon declined on Monday to say whether the USS Mason destroyer was targeted by multiple inbound missiles fired from Yemen on Saturday, as initially thought, saying a review was underway to determine what happened."We are still assessing the situation. There are still some aspects to this that we are trying to clarify for ourselves given the threat -- the potential threat -- to our people," Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told a news briefing."So this is still a situation that we're assessing closely."

(Reporting by Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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