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Al Qaeda ally says it fired at U.S. Navy ships

A group linked to Al Qaeda claimed responsibility Friday for a three-rocket attack that missed two docked U.S. Navy ships. It was the first assault on a U.S. military ship in the region since the bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen five years ago. One rocket sailed over the bow of the Ashland, a U.S. assault ship, and landed on a warehouse near the Kearsarge, said Lt. Cmdr. Charlie Brown of the U.S. 5th Fleet. A second rocket hit a road near an airport in the neighboring Israeli port of Eilat, injuring a driver. A third landed near a hospital in Aqaba, causing little damage. Jordanian security forces quickly began hunting for at least four suspects. Full Story

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