UK and US warships cease largest Houthi assault in Red Sea | EUROtoday

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US and UK forces shot down 21 drones and missiles fired by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels towards worldwide delivery lanes within the Red Sea, the US navy stated.

“Iranian-backed Houthis launched a complex attack of Iranian designed one-way attack UAVs…, anti-ship cruise missiles, and an anti-ship ballistic missile from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen into the Southern Red Sea,” the US Central Command (CENTCOM) stated in an announcement.

The pressure stated no accidents or harm have been reported, including that this was the twenty sixth Houthi assault on business delivery lanes within the area since November 19.

Grant Shapps, the British Defence Secretary, stated it was the “largest attack from the Iranian-backed Houthis in the Red Sea to date.”

“Deploying Sea Viper missiles and guns, Diamond destroyed multiple attack drones heading for her and commercial shipping in the area, with no injuries or damage sustained to Diamond or her crew,” he wrote on X.

The incident got here forward of a scheduled vote on the United Nations Security Council on a decision that will demand a right away halt to assaults by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on service provider and business vessels within the Red Sea.

Last week, 12 nations led by the US warned the Houthis of penalties until they instantly halted focusing on ships within the area.

The Houthis have vowed to proceed assaults till Israel halts the battle in Gaza, and warned that it might assault US warships if the group itself was focused.

Various delivery strains have in the meantime suspended operations within the area, as a substitute taking the longer journey round Africa.

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