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Yemen’s Houthis claim to have attacked US ships

Loss Yemen’s Houthis claimed on Wednesday that they attacked several US warships with ballistic missiles in the Gulf of Aden and Bab al-Mandab while protecting two American commercial ships.

She was directly hit by an American warship and forced two commercial ships “to withdraw and return,” according to the Houthi military spokesman, Yahya Sarea, in a statement.

Hours before, the United States successfully prevented another missile attack by rebels against another American ship that sailed through the Gulf of Aden.

The events took place around 2:00 pm in Sanaa (11:00 GMT) when the The Houthis fired three missiles at the American container ship Maersk DetroitThe United States Army Central Command (Centcom) detailed this in a statement.

One of the missiles hit the sea, and the other two were shot down by the USS Gravely., a US Navy destroyer. In that attack, unlike this last one, there was no recorded injury or damage to the ship, Centcom confirmed.

Several attacks in recent weeks

This attack happened afterwards The United States destroyed two Houthi anti-ship missiles aimed at the southern Red Sea last night, and they are ready to launch.

The spokesman for the White House Security Council, John Kirby, said this Wednesday that the latest Houthi missile launch shows the group “still intends to continue the attack” and that the United States has a duty to respond to the “protection of maritime transportation” in the area.

Loss The Houthis, a group supported by Iran and considered a terrorist by Washington, have carried out several attacks against commercial ships in the Red Sea in retaliation for the offensive carried out by Israel in the Gaza Strip. in their fight against Hamas.

Last Monday, the United States and the United Kingdom launched a second joint bombing campaign against Houthi positions in Yemen, where they seek to degrade the offensive capabilities of the Yemeni rebels.

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