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5 missiles landed near a ship in the Red Sea in the latest attack by the Houthi rebels in Yemen

5 missiles landed near a ship in the Red Sea in the latest attack by the Houthi rebels in Yemen

A ship traveling through the Red Sea came under repeated missile strikes in a possible attack by Houthi rebels in Yemen.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A ship passing through the Red Sea came under repeated missile fire on Friday in an attack The Houthis in YemenThe authorities said that the latest attack targeted the vital sea route.

The British Army’s Maritime Trade Operations Center said five missiles landed near the ship as it sailed off the coast of the rebel-controlled port city of Hodeidah in Yemen.

The authority added that the missiles fell near the ship, but did not cause any damage.

The Houthi military spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, announced late Friday that the group had carried out two attacks on ships in the Red Sea, but it was not immediately clear which ship the authorities reported had been targeted. Saree also made other claims about attacks on ships that had not been previously reported. The Houthis have exaggerated their claims in the past.

The rebels targeted more than 60 ships with missiles and drones in their campaign, which resulted in the deaths of four sailors. they One ship was captured. And Two drowned Since November, a US-led air campaign has targeted the Houthis. Series of strikes on May 30 The rebels say at least 16 people were killed and 42 others wounded.

The Houthis insist their attacks target ships linked to Israel, the United States or Britain. However, many of the ships attacked have nothing to do with the war between Israel and Hamas – including some bound for Iran.

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Late Tuesday, Saari said the group was responsible for Monday’s attack on the Liberian-flagged, Greek-operated container ship MSC Sarah V. The Houthis claimed on Wednesday that they had used A new supersonic ballistic missile In the assault that targeted a further ship More than all the previous attacks they launched in the Gulf of Aden.

Another attack Wednesday in the Gulf of Aden It is suspected that the Houthis carried it out, although they have not yet announced it. A Houthi attack also occurred on Thursday in the Red Sea.

A U.S.-led coalition is fighting the Houthis. Early Saturday, the U.S. military’s Central Command said it destroyed seven Houthi drones and a “ground control station vehicle” in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen. The Houthis on Friday announced airstrikes around Hodeidah airport, long suspected of being used as a staging ground for the rebels.