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Houthis attack 3 ships, 2 US destroyers in Red Sea, Indian Ocean

  

Category:  News & Politics

Via:  vic-eldred  •  2 weeks ago  •  3 comments

By:   The Jerusalem Post JPost. com

Houthis attack 3 ships, 2 US destroyers in Red Sea, Indian Ocean
Its attacks have forced shippers to re-route cargo to longer and more expensive journeys around southern Africa and stoked fears of the Israel-Hamas war spreading and destabilizing the Middle East.

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US Central Command (CENTCOM) forces successfully destroyed one uncrewed aerial system (UAS) over the Red Sea, launched from an Iranian-backed Houthi-controlled area of Yemen. "It was determined the UAS presented an imminent threat to merchant vessels in the region," CENTCOM explained.

Earlier, the Houthis said on Monday they launched attacks on three ships in the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea, and two US destroyers in the Red Sea.

The group, which describes its attacks as acts of solidarity with Palestinians in Israel's war in Gaza, said the ships were the Larego Desert and the MSC Mechela in the Indian Ocean, and the Minerva Lisa in the Red Sea. It did not name the destroyers.

There was no immediate confirmation from shipping companies or the US military of any attacks in those areas.

The Houthis' military spokesperson, Yahya Saree, did not specify when the attacks took place, but said in a televised speech the group had used missiles against the ships and drones against the US destroyers.

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Armed Houthi followers ride on the back of a pick-up truck during a parade in solidarity with the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and to show support to Houthi strikes on ships in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, in Sanaa, Yemen January 29, 2024. (credit: KHALED ABDULLAH/REUTERS)

Drones and missile strikes in region


The group has launched repeated drone and missile strikes in the Red Sea region since November, later expanding to the Indian Ocean. It has said it will attack any ships sailing towards Israeli ports, even in the Mediterranean Sea.

Its attacks have forced shippers to re-route cargo to longer and more expensive journeys around southern Africa and stoked fears of the Israel-Hamas war spreading and destabilizing the Middle East.

Its attacks have forced shippers to re-route cargo to longer and more expensive journeys around southern Africa and stoked fears of the Israel-Hamas war spreading and destabilizing the Middle East.

The United States and Britain have carried out strikes against Houthi targets in retaliation for their attacks on vessels.



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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

No longer a front-page story.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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1.1  Ronin2  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    2 weeks ago

No longer a front-page story because it makes Brandon look weak, pathetic, and awful.

Dropping sanctions on Iran and allowing them to sell oil freely again was such a Brandon thing to do.

Just another day in the most fucked up sand box on the planet.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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1.2  Sean Treacy  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    2 weeks ago

A story that actually deserves attention 

 
 

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