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Posts Misrepresent Rescue of Crew from Ship Attacked by Houthis

Posted on AllSides February 29th, 2024
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A missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi militants damaged a British-owned cargo ship on the Red Sea on Feb. 18 and forced its crew to evacuate. Some social media posts falsely claimed the Houthis “made sure to rescue” the 24-member crew. U.S. Central Command said the crew was rescued by a “coalition warship along with another merchant vessel.”

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The Houthis, who control much of western Yemen, have attacked more than 50 commercial and military ships since Nov. 19 as the vessels sailed through the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. The Iran-aligned...

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