Houthis claim to attack three freighters, two warships

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis say they launched attacks on three ships in the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea, and two US destroyers in the Red Sea.

The group, which describes its attacks as acts of solidarity with Palestinians in Israel’s war in Gaza, names the ships as the Larego Desert and the MSC Mechela in the Indian Ocean, and the Minerva Lisa in the Red Sea. It does not name the destroyers.

There is no immediate confirmation from shipping companies or the US military of any attacks in those areas

The Houthis’ military spokesperson, Yahya Saree, does not specify when the attacks took place, but says in a televised speech the group had used missiles against the ships and drones against the US destroyers.

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