US military thwarts Houthi missile attack targeting ship in Gulf of Aden

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The US military said on Tuesday that it had destroyed an inbound anti-ship ballistic missile over the Gulf of Aden that was launched by Iranian-backed Houthis and likely targeting the MV Yorktown.

US Central Command said on the social media site X that there were no injuries or damage reported to US, coalition or commercial ships in the incident.

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Houthi forces in Yemen have launched rockets and drones at British, US and Israeli ships, in their latest campaign of attacks on shipping in support of Palestinians in the Gaza war.

Houthi attacks have disrupted global shipping through the Suez Canal, forcing firms to re-route to longer and more expensive journeys around southern Africa. The United States and Britain have launched strikes on Houthi targets in Yemen.

The Houthi militants, who control the most populous parts of Yemen, call their action a response to Israel’s military operations in Gaza and a show of solidarity to Palestinians.

With Reuters

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