Houthis attack a Greek ship in the Red Sea off Yemen


By John

Yemeni Houthi rebels from the Ansar Allah movement attacked a Greek ship. This was reported by the United States Central Command (Centcom) on X.

“The Iran-backed Houthis launched five anti-ship ballistic missiles from Yemen's Red Sea areas. The Marshall Islands-flagged merchant vessel Laax, owned and operated by Greece, reported being hit by three missiles, but continued its journey. No injuries were reported by US, coalition or merchant ships,” the statement said.

According to Centcom, US forces “successfully destroyed five unmanned aerial systems over the Red Sea, launched from an Iranian-backed Houthi-controlled area of ​​Yemen” https://gazzettadelsud.it/articoli/mondo/2024 /05/29/the-houthis-attack-a-greek-ship-in-the-red-sea-off-the-shore-of-yemen-3ba7c5b7-7fed-43ae-a95b-bf4658e4e175/.”It has been established – adds the note – that the systems posed an imminent threat to merchant shipping in the region.”
Following the escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Gaza Strip, the Ansar Allah movement has declared that it will strike Israeli territory and prevent ships associated with Israel from passing through the waters of the Red Sea and the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait until military operations in Palestinian territory have been stopped.
Since last November, the Houthis have attacked dozens of civilian ships in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.