Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for another attack on a US ship in the Gulf of Aden and tension grows

The ship “Chem Ranger”

The Yemen Houthi rebels They have claimed this Thursday a missile attack on a US ship that passed through gulf of aden after what USA is bombed strategic positions of the group to eliminate projectiles.

The military spokesman for the Houthi rebels, Yahya Sarihas identified the vessel as the “Chem Ranger”which according to several maritime geolocation pages has the flag of Marshall Islands and its last port of call was in Jeddahin Saudi Arabia.

Sari has reiterated that “there will inevitably be a response to American and British attacks“, so its forces will continue to “implement their defensive and offensive measures within the legitimate right of defense of Yemen and in confirmation of the continued support” to the Gaza Strip.

United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) had reported shortly before an incident in the southeast of the Gulf of Aden, where an explosion was recorded in the water about 30 meters from the port side of a vessel.

Houthi supporters gather during a demonstration to show their support for the Palestinian people in Gaza (Osamah Abdulrahman/dpa)
Houthi supporters gather during a demonstration to show their support for the Palestinian people in Gaza (Osamah Abdulrahman/dpa) (Osamah Abdulrahman/dpa/)

As detailed by the British organization in a statement on the social network X, the coalition forces have responded to the attack and both the ship and the crew “You are safe”so the boat heads to “safe harbor.”

Previously, the UKMTO had indicated in another statement that four drones were flying near a merchant ship southeast of the Yemeni city of Ash Shihr. One of the devices hit the water near the boat. “Coalition forces respond,” he added.

For its part, the British maritime security firm Ambrey detailed in a statement, collected by the newspaper Guardianwhich a chemical tanker had reported on “a suspicious approach” of drones towards the southeast of Aden.

The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) reported earlier this Thursday that Washington has carried out additional strikes to shoot down two Houthi rebel missiles with the objective of “prevent attacks” against ships in the Red Sea.

“US forces identified the missiles in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen at approximately 3:40 p.m. (Sanaa time) and determined that they were an imminent threat to US merchant vessels and Navy vessels in the region,” he said. in a statement collected on the social network X.

The American president, Joe Bidenstated this Thursday in statements to the press that despite the fact that the bombings against Yemeni rebel targets are not supplying, The United States will not stop carrying out these attacks.

The US bombed missiles that the Houthis were going to use for new attacks in the Red Sea (Europa Press/Contact/Mcs Rylin Paul/US Navy)
The US bombed missiles that the Houthis were going to use for new attacks in the Red Sea (Europa Press/Contact/Mcs Rylin Paul/US Navy) (Europa Press/Contact/Mcs Rylin /)

Biden, who is seeking re-election in November, admitted that Western strikes had yet to deter Houthi attacks on international shipping.

On Wednesday, the United States again designated the Houthis as terrorist group” and carried out attacks against 14 Houthi missiles.

Washington says the goal is reduce the capacity of the rebels to carry out missile and drone attacks against international shipping in one of the world’s busiest shipping corridors.

The Houthis, backed by the Iranian regime, have controlled Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, and areas of the country’s north and west since 2015. The rebels have responded to the Israeli offensive on Gaza with more than 25 attacks against ships with some kind of connection to Israel. A coalition led by Washington is now acting in retaliation.

(With information from Europa Press and AFP)

Source-www.infobae.com