Yemeni Suspicion: A Vessel in Waters Farther Away is the Target of a Houthi Strike than Many Prior Assaults

Yemeni Suspicion: A Vessel in Waters Farther Away is the Target of a Houthi Strike than Many Prior Assaults

According to officials, the Houthi rebels in Yemen may have carried out an attack on a ship on Monday that was farther away from almost all of their other attacks in the Gulf of Aden. This could have been a sign of the group’s growing aggressiveness.

After leading the US response to the Houthi attacks for eight months, the US has dispatched the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower back home, coinciding with the attack. The Houthis say that the campaign will continue as long as the Israel-Hamas conflict in the Gaza Strip rages on. As a result of such strikes, shipping through the route that is vital to Asian, Middle Eastern, and European markets has been substantially decreased.

According to the British military’s United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations center, the strike took place on Monday morning in the Gulf of Aden, around 450 kilometers (280 miles) southeast of Nishtun, a town in the remote parts of Yemen that is close to the border with Oman. Forces supporting Yemen’s exiled government, which has been fighting the Houthis since the rebels seized the country’s capital, Sanaa, in 2014, have long occupied that territory.

The incident occurred not far northeast of Socotra Island in Yemen, which is likewise occupied by supporters of the exiled government.

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