Belgium to supply marine ship to EU mission in the Red Sea

Belgium will supply a marine ship to an EU mission to protect ships in the Red Sea from attacks by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, Belgian broadcaster VRT reports, citing government sources.

Many commercial shippers have diverted vessels to other routes following attacks in the Red Sea by the Houthis, who control much of Yemen and say they are acting in solidarity with the Palestinians amid the war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

While the Iran-backed group claims it only targets ships with ties to Israel, vessels with no clear connection to Israel have been attacked as well.

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