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CENTCOM: Houthi missiles attack damage ship in Red Sea

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Fidel Rahmati
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The U.S. Central Command stated that Iran-backed Houthis launched five ballistic missiles and five drones into the Red Sea on Tuesday. CENTCOM added that three missiles hit the “Luxe” ship, flying the Marshall Islands flag, but the ship continued its journey despite sustaining damage.

The U.S. military reported that these attacks did not result in any casualties.

According to CENTCOM, between Tuesday morning and afternoon, U.S. forces destroyed five Houthi drones that had been launched from areas controlled by the group in Yemen.

Despite retaliatory attacks by the United States and some of its allies, including the United Kingdom, Yemeni Houthis have continued to attack ships in the Red Sea over the past months.

The Houthis claim that these attacks are conducted in solidarity with Palestinians in the war against Israel.

Since October 7, the Houthis, a Yemeni rebel group supported by Iran, have intensified their attacks in the Red Sea, targeting international shipping and showing their solidarity with Palestinians in the ongoing conflict with Israel.

These escalated assaults have not only disrupted maritime traffic but have also heightened tensions in an already volatile region. The Houthis have explicitly stated that their actions are aimed at pressuring Israel and supporting Palestinian factions, thus intertwining the conflict in Yemen with the broader Middle Eastern geopolitical struggles.

The conflict between Israel and Gaza has seen significant escalation since October 7, marked by intense military engagements. Over 35,000 Palestinians have been killed, and more than 80,000 have been injured. The violence has also led to the displacement of over a million people from Gaza to Rafah in southern Gaza.

Israel has intensified its attacks in Rafah since last week, further exacerbating the humanitarian crisis. The situation remains dire as the conflict continues to cause extensive casualties and displacement among the civilian population.

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