Yemen’s Houthis Target Vessel in Red Sea, Israel’s Eilat Region

Tue Mar 19 2024
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SANAA: Yemen’s Houthi group claimed on Tuesday to have targeted a tanker, MADO, in the Red Sea with naval missiles and Israel’s Eilat region with winged missiles, the group’s military spokesman Yahya Sarea said.

The tanker, MADO, is flagged under the Marshall Islands and was reportedly en route to Singapore, as per maritime shipping trackers. However, the Houthis described it as American.

The Houthi group has been engaging in a series of attacks on international commercial shipping in the Red Sea region since mid-November. They have stated that these actions are in solidarity with Palestinians, particularly in response to Israel’s military operations in Gaza.

The targeting of international shipping lanes in the Red Sea raises concerns about the safety and security of maritime trade routes in the region, with potential implications for global commerce.

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