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12 February 2024 - 16:15
Yemen says they attacked US ship in Red Sea

Yemeni Armed Forces spokesman Yahya Saree' announced the attack on the US ship in the Red Sea on Monday.

Yemen’s Ansarullah movement said on Monday they attacked a US vessel in the Red Sea, after maritime security firms reported that missiles were fired on a bulk carrier, AFP reported. 

"The naval forces of the Yemeni Armed Forces targeted the American ship Star Iris in the Red Sea with a number of suitable naval missiles, and the strikes were accurate and direct," Yemeni Armed Forces spokesman Yahya Saree' said.

The United States and the United Kingdom have been carrying out strikes against Yemen after declaring that Yemeni forces bear the consequences of their attacks against Israeli-owned ships or merchant vessels heading to the occupied territories.

Yemenis have declared their open support for Palestine’s struggle against the Israeli occupation since the regime launched a devastating war on Gaza on October 7 after the territory’s Palestinian resistance movements carried out a surprise retaliatory attack, dubbed Operation Al-Aqsa Storm, against the occupying entity.

Yemeni Armed Forces have said that they won’t stop their attacks until unrelenting Israeli ground and aerial offensives in Gaza come to an end. 

Leader of the Ansarullah resistance movement, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, has said that it is “a great honor and blessing to be confronting America directly.”

The attacks have forced some of the world’s biggest shipping and oil companies to suspend transit through one of the world’s most important maritime trade routes. Tankers are instead adding thousands of miles to international shipping routes by sailing around the continent of Africa rather than going through the Suez Canal.

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