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Yemen's Houthis Claim to Have Stopped Ship Traffic to Israeli Ports

© Photo : Arab Coalition/FileHouthis have used boats rigged with explosives in the past
Houthis have used boats rigged with explosives in the past - Sputnik International, 1920, 14.02.2024
DOHA (Sputnik) - Naval forces of the Ansar Allah movement, also known as the Houthis, have prevented the passage through the Gulf of Aden of all ships that have been heading to Israeli ports recently, the movement's leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi said on Tuesday.
"Operations of Yemen's naval forces have resulted in a great victory - a complete halt to the passage of Israeli-affiliated ships to Israeli ports. During these weeks, not a single ship related to the Israeli enemy has been able to pass through the Gulf of Aden. It is a great victory and a real achievement, as well as proof of the effectiveness of Yemen's maritime operations," the leader said in a video message aired by the Al-Masirah broadcaster.
The Houthi movement, which controls large parts of northern and western Yemen, vowed in November 2023 to attack any ships associated with Israel until it halts military actions in the Gaza Strip. This led US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to announce the creation of a multinational operation to secure navigation in the Red Sea. US and UK forces later launched major strikes against Houthi positions in a bid to degrade the rebels' ability to target commercial vessels.
Fighters of the Ansar Allah group parade with their weapons  - Sputnik International, 1920, 14.01.2024
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