Houthis Launched 606 Missiles & Drones, Targeting 107 Ships Since November 2023

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The Houthis, a Yemeni rebel organisation, have claimed responsibility for striking 107 ships since November, according to the group’s leader, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi.

The announcement comes amid rising tensions in the region, with the group citing solidarity with the Gaza Strip as the reason for their actions.

Abdul-Malik al-Houthi revealed in a televised statement on Thursday that the strikes targeted eight ships traveling along vital maritime routes such as the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Red Sea.

Over the last week, 33 ballistic missiles and winged drones were launched as part of the assaults.

Since November 2023, the Houthis claim to have launched attacks on 107 ships, using 606 ballistic missiles and drones.

They have been targeting cargo vessels in the Red Sea, specifically those owned and operated by Israeli companies or involved in the transportation of goods to and from Israel.

The Houthi leader’s declaration comes amid rising regional tensions, including recent US and UK airstrikes against Houthi sites in Yemen.

In response to these operations, the Houthi group declared all American and British vessels as legitimate military targets.

Most of these attacks occurred in the Red Sea, one of the world’s busiest maritime routes for the transit of oil and gasoline exports, raising concerns about the security of global commerce routes in the region.

In the latest series of incidents, the US Central Command forces successfully engaged and destroyed three uncrewed aerial systems in the Houthi-controlled region of Yemen on May 2, 2024.

The systems presented an imminent threat to the US, coalition forces and merchant vessels.

The Centcom stated that these actions are being taken to safeguard the freedom of navigation and make international waters safer.

Reference: AA, MEM

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