Houthis continue to target ships passing through the Red Sea including 2 US destroyers

Houthi-helicopter-over-Red-Sea Houthi military helicopter flies over the Galaxy Leader cargo ship in the Red Sea in this photo released November 20, 2023. (photo credit: Houthi Military Media/Handout via REUTERS)

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Important Takeaways:

  • Houthis launch attacks on 3 ships, 2 US destroyers in nearby seas, group says
  • Its attacks have forced shippers to re-route cargo to longer and more expensive journeys around southern Africa and stoked fears of the Israel-Hamas war spreading and destabilizing the Middle East.
  • Earlier, the Houthis said on Monday they launched attacks on three ships in the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea, and two US destroyers in the Red Sea.
  • The group, which describes its attacks as acts of solidarity with Palestinians in Israel’s war in Gaza, said the ships were the Larego Desert and the MSC Mechela in the Indian Ocean, and the Minerva Lisa in the Red Sea. It did not name the destroyers.
  • There was no immediate confirmation from shipping companies or the US military of any attacks in those areas.
  • The Houthis’ military spokesperson, Yahya Saree, did not specify when the attacks took place, but said in a televised speech the group had used missiles against the ships and drones against the US destroyers.
  • The United States and Britain have carried out strikes against Houthi targets in retaliation for their attacks on vessels.

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