An al Qaeda-linked group has claimed responsibility for Friday rocket attacks targeted two U.S. military ships in the Jordanian Red Sea port of Aqaba.
The three Katyusha rockets hit a warehouse and a hospital in Aqaba, killing a Jordanian soldier, and struck the nearby Israeli port city of Eilat.
A second Jordanian soldier was severely wounded. No U.S. military personnel were injured.
"Zionists are our rightful target," according to the statement signed by al Qaeda in Levant and Egypt, the Martyr Abdallah Azzam Brigades.
The statement, posted on an Islamist Web site, promised an attack in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, CNN reported.
"We bombed them in Taba and we attacked them today in Eilat and we will shake them up in Tal Al-Rabih (Tel Aviv in Arabic), God willing," the statement said, according to a translation.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea