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US CENTCOM confirms Houthi attack on two Vessels in Red Sea

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The U.S. Central Command announced that on Tuesday, December 19, the Houthi rebels in Yemen carried out two attacks on commercial ships in the southern Red Sea.

At the same time, the U.S. Secretary of Defense announced the creation of a multinational force to protect trade in the Red Sea.

According to CENTCOM, the oil tanker ‘Swan Atlantic’ was attacked by a one-sided aggressive drone and an anti-ship ballistic missile launched from Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen.

CENTCOM added that in another attack, the cargo ship ‘MV Clara’ also reported an explosion near its location in the water.

CENTCOM stated that no one was harmed in these attacks.

In recent weeks, the Houthi rebels in Yemen have targeted several commercial ships in the Red Sea.

This movement, along with the Islamic Republic of Iran, had previously warned that it would target all ships headed towards Israel.

At the same time, on Tuesday, the U.S. Secretary of Defense announced the creation of a multinational force to protect trade in the Red Sea, following missile and drone attacks by the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen.

The U.S. Secretary of Defense, on a visit to Bahrain, announced a joint maritime patrol in the southern Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, involving the UK, Bahrain, Canada, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Seychelles, and Spain, as a collective response to an international challenge.

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