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US strikes 3 Houthi boats in Red Sea, kills 10

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The US Navy attacked three Houthi boats in the Red Sea. At least 10 fighters were killed, Yemen’s Houthi rebel group said. Qatar-based media Al Jazeera reported this information.

In a statement yesterday, Houthi said, their boats were working to protect the safety and stable environment of ships and boats moving in the Red Sea. In addition, the Houthis’ boats were working to prevent Israeli ships or occupied Palestinian ports from passing through the Red Sea from a place of humanitarian and moral responsibility.

Meanwhile, the US Department of Defense’s Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement that three Houthi boats were sunk in an operation in the Red Sea.

CENTCOM claimed that helicopters from two warships, the USS Eisenhower and the USS Gravely, were responding to a call from the Singapore-flagged ship Maersk Hangzhou when they were fired upon by Iran-backed Houthi small boats. US helicopters later counterattacked, sinking three Houthi boats and killing several of their crews. One of their boats escaped.

The news agency Reuters reported that Houthis attacked Maersk Hangzhou for the second time in less than a day. Earlier on Saturday night, the Houthis fired a missile at a Maersk cargo ship in the southern part of the Red Sea. Following the two attacks, global shipping giant Maersk said it was suspending its operations in the Red Sea for 48 hours.


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