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Mar 03 2024
A ship attacked by Yemen’s Houthi rebels has sunk in the Red Sea after days of taking on water, officials said Saturday, the first vessel to be fully destroyed as part of their campaign over Israel’s war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
The sinking of the Rubymar, which carried a cargo of fertilizer and previously leaked fuel, could cause ecological damage to the Red Sea and its coralAssociated Press
Feb 05 2024
The US carried out further strikes against the Iran-backed Houthi group in Yemen early on Sunday, the US military said.
Centcom said the US struck a land-attack cruise missile and four anti-ship missiles that "were prepared to launch against ships in the Red Sea".
The additional strikes came a day after joint US-UK strikes on Houthi targets.
The US has also warned that itBBC News
Feb 03 2024
The U.S. military is now ratcheting up its intensity on two fronts in the Middle East — attacking Iran-supported Houthi rebels in Yemen in retaliation for missile and drone launches against commercial shipping in the Red Sea, while also assaulting Iranian proxies in response to the more than 160 strikes on U.S. troops in Iraq, Syria and now Jordan. President Joe Biden’s actions have beenPolitico
Jan 12 2024
On Thursday, a multi-nation coalition led by the United States conducted a series of strikes in Yemen against the Iran-backed Houthis in response to their attacks against commercial shipping vessels in the Red Sea late last year. President Biden’s statement said that these strikes were a “clear message” to hostile actors working to impede international commerce and promised he would “notThe American Conservative
Jan 22 2024
West steps up strikes on Houthis in Yemen The U.S. and United Kingdom conducted another round of large-scale air and missile strikes on Houthi militant targets across Yemen on Monday, according to the Pentagon. At approximately 11:59 p.m. local time, U.S. and U.K. ships and warplanes took “proportionate and necessary strikes” against eight Houthi targets in Yemen, including an undergroundThe Hill
Jan 19 2024
President Biden admitted Thursday that U.S. airstrikes in Yemen are not deterring the Houthi rebels’ attacks in the Red Sea. The commander in chief’s comments came the same day the Houthis launched a missile strike against a U.S. owned vessel, though no injuries or damage were reported. That attack followed the U.S.’s fifth round of strikes against Houthi targets in Yemen. “These strikes,Townhall
Jan 18 2024
Experts say that Biden’s re-designation of the Houthis as a terrorist group is unlikely to curb Red Sea attacks. In February 2021, less than a month into his presidential term, US President Joe Biden formally delisted Yemen’s Houthis both as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” (FTO) and as “Specially Designated Global Terrorists” (SDGTs) to enable more humanitarian aid for Yemen. On Wednesday,Al Jazeera
Jan 25 2024
On January 11, after weeks of procrastination, US and UK forces launched a series of more than sixty air strikes against positions of the Ansar Allah movement, known as the Huthis, in Yemen. Officially intended to deter the Huthis from continuing their attacks on shipping in the Red Sea, these and subsequent US strikes are a significant escalation in the current Middle East crisis, centered onJacobin
Feb 20 2024
The United States conducted five self-defense strikes in areas of Yemen controlled by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia, U.S. Central Command said on Sunday.
It said it struck three mobile anti-ship cruise missiles, one unmanned underwater vessel and one unmanned surface vessel on Saturday.
"This is the first observed Houthi employment of a UUV since attacks began in Oct. 23,"Reuters
Feb 06 2024
Soon after his country began bombing Yemen in 2015, the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates confidentially reached out to an old friend: retired Marine Gen. Jim Mattis.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, who also served as the deputy supreme commander of the Emirati military, needed help. The UAE was part of a coalition of Arab countries that had intervened in Yemen’s civil warWashington Post