Yemen’s Houthi group claims attacking U.S. oil tanker, warships

Sanaa, (UNI) Yemen’s Houthi group said on Sunday it attacked a U.S. oil tanker and U.S. navy ships in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea with missiles and drones, while the U.S. military responded with airstrikes.

The attacks on Saturday were in support of the Palestinians and a response to the U.S.-British “aggression” against Yemen, said Houthi military spokesman Yahya Sarea.

He said the rebels targeted the U.S. oil tanker Torm Thor in the Gulf of Aden and several U.S. warships in the Red Sea with “appropriate naval missiles” and “unmanned aerial vehicles.”

The U.S. Central Command said on social media X, formerly Twitter, that it intercepted a Houthi missile firing at the Torm Thor on Saturday.

The Houthis have stepped up their attacks on international shipping since mid-November last year to show solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza, who have been facing intense Israeli attacks.

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