Three commercial ships attacked by Houthis in Red Sea in wake of Israel – Hamas war

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Three commercial ships came under attack in the international waters of the Red Sea on Sunday, said U.S. military officials. The Houthi rebels have claimed the responsibility for the latest incursion in the Middle East, where the tensions have been at its highest since the beginning of Israel – Hamas war.

“These attacks represent a direct threat to international commerce and maritime security,” U.S. Central Command said in a statement. It continued that it has also jeopardized the lives of crew members who hails from multiple country.

A major shipping lane runs through the sea, between Africa and Arabian Peninsula.

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Since Hamas’ October 7 attacks on Israel, which sparked a war with the country, the Houthi rebels, who are currently controlling Yemen, have been launching a series of missiles attacks on the ships in the Red Sea, says the Pentagon.

The officials on Sunday also blamed Iran for the same.

“We… have every reason to believe that these attacks, while launched by the Houthis in Yemen, are fully enabled by Iran,” CENTCOM said. It added that the U.S. will coordinate with its international allies and partners for an appropriate response.