A US warship intercepted several drones carrying explosives over the Red Sea last night, US military command in the Middle East, Centercom, reported via messaging service – Rebels. The target of the drone attack is unknown. The USS Thomas Hudner suffered no damage and no injuries were reported.
The Houthis are part of the Iranian-led “axis of resistance,” which also includes Syria, Hamas, and Lebanese Hezbollah. In recent weeks, Houthi rebels have launched drones and missiles towards Israeli territory several times. The American fleet also dropped projectiles over the Red Sea on several occasions. The Israeli army announced on Wednesday that it had intercepted a cruise missile launched from Yemen.
This weekend, Houthi rebels hijacked the Galaxy Leader cargo ship, registered under an Israeli name, in the Red Sea. According to Reuters news agency, the ship was transferred to the Yemeni port of Hodeidah. It is not clear where the twenty-five people on board the plane, who are from Mexico, Bulgaria, the Philippines and others, are now located.
Also read Middle East correspondent Jeanne Holtland’s analysis of the Houthi attacks: The missile attacks on Israel are maneuvers to divert attention from fundamentalist terrorism in Yemen
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