This time Houthi attacked four ships of 3 countries

Last Updated on July 3, 2024 9:15 am

Yemen’s Houthi resistance fighters have targeted four ships belonging to the three countries involved in the Gaza war, Israel, the United States and the United Kingdom. These attacks took place in the Red Sea, Aur Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean.

The pro-Iranian armed group claimed to carry out these attacks on Monday (July 2).

Yahya Sari, spokesman for the Yemeni armed group’s military department, said the first operation was carried out in the Arabian Sea. There the Israeli ship MSC Unific was targeted. The ship was attacked by a missile and the missile hit the ship directly.

He said, in the second operation, the US oil tanker Delonix was targeted in the Red Sea. The ship was attacked for the second time this week.

The third and fourth attacks took place in the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean. The third attack was on the British ship Anvil Point. And the fourth attack was carried out on a ship called Lucky Sailor, said the spokesman of the Houthi military department.

The Houthis have been carrying out drone and missile attacks on Israeli and Western ships in the Red Sea, the Bab al-Mandab Strait and the Gulf of Aden since last November as part of a protest against Israel’s invasion of Gaza and support for the Palestinian independence movement Hamas. The Houthis claim that they will stop attacking these ships only if Israel’s war in Gaza ends. Avoiding this important waterway for fear of Houthi attacks, the ships are now going to different destinations. As a result, the transportation costs of these shipping companies are increasing.

On the other hand, Israel’s main ally, the United States, formed a naval patrol group in the Red Sea with several countries to suppress the Houthis. America and Britain have even carried out airstrikes on various military installations of this pro-Iranian group inside Yemen. However, the West has not been able to stop the Yemeni resistance fighters so far.

Source: Reuters

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