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Iran-Backed Houthis Target Greek and British Cargo Ships in Red Sea: EAST CONFLICT LIVE UPDATES

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By manpreet maan

EAST CONFLICT LIVE UPDATES

Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen launched six ballistic missiles at two cargo ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, causing minor damage to one vessel.

Iran-Backed Houthis Target Greek and British Cargo Ships in Red Sea

Details of the Attacks

A Greek-owned bulk carrier was struck by three missiles fired by the Houthis on Tuesday afternoon. Earlier the same day, a British-owned cargo ship in the Red Sea was also targeted by the militants.

US Involvement and Response

The USS Laboon, operating near the Greek ship, intercepted and shot down a third anti-ship ballistic missile launched by the Houthis, as confirmed by the US Central Command.

Impact on Ships

The Greek-owned vessel, Star Nasia, sustained damage from the explosion, according to a Greek shipping ministry official.

Context and Recent Events

These fresh attacks occurred shortly after joint airstrikes by the US and the UK targeted Houthi bases in Yemen just two days prior.

US Clarification on Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria

In related news, the US clarified its previous claims regarding airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, stating that there was not a pre-notification to the Iraqi government. Vedant Patel, the State Department spokesperson, affirmed that the Iraqi government was notified immediately after the strikes took place.

The US conducted retaliatory strikes on over 85 targets in Iraq and Syria on Friday, resulting in at least 39 casualties.

Stay updated for further developments on this evolving situation.

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