The Houthis in Yemen target a US ship with missiles News of the Israeli war on Gaza
A Houthi military spokesman repeated the threat of continued attacks from Yemen until Israel stops its war in Gaza.
Houthi fighters fired on a ship they said was US-owned as it sailed in the waters off Yemen.
The Iran-linked militant group said on Monday that Star Iris was targeted by “a number of appropriate naval missiles” in “precise and direct” strikes. The Houthis have attacked several ships in the Red Sea in recent months, disrupting the main trade route between Europe and Asia, and have called for an end to the Israeli bombing of Gaza.
Yahya Sarie, the military spokesman for the Houthis, said that the raid on the ship owned by the US-listed Star Bulk Carriers Corp., based in Greece, came “in support of the oppressed Palestinian people and in support and solidarity with our brothers in Yemen.” Gaza strip”.
The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) confirmed that a ship was attacked by two missiles at 00:35 GMT about 40 nautical miles (74 km) south of Mokha (Mokha) in Yemen.
She added: “The crew has been reported safe and the ship is heading to the next port of call,” and advised caution to transit through waters near Yemen.
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Sari also described the attack as “a response to the American-British aggression against our country.” In recent weeks, the United States and the United Kingdom have responded to ongoing attacks on maritime traffic with missile launches Strikes On Yemeni territory controlled by the Houthis.
However, the Houthis appear undeterred. The spokesman confirmed that the group intends to continue targeting ships in the Red Sea until the end of the war.
The latest Houthi attack comes less than two days after the recent “self-defense strikes” launched by the US military, which has been bombing Yemen with munitions launched from aircraft and warships near Yemen.
US Central Command (CENTCOM) said on Sunday that its latest attacks the day before targeted two unmanned surface ships and three mobile anti-ship cruise missiles.
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