UK says Red Sea forces repelled largest Houthi attack yet

File - Houthi military spokesman, Brigadier Yahya Saree, delivering a statement in Sanaa, Yemen on December 15, 2023. (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
File - Houthi military spokesman, Brigadier Yahya Saree, delivering a statement in Sanaa, Yemen on December 15, 2023. (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)

UK and US naval forces have “repelled the largest attack by the Iranian-backed Houthis in the Red Sea to date,” British Defence Secretary Grant Shapps says.

A British warship destroyed “multiple attack drones with her guns and sea viper missiles,” Shapps adds, hours after Washington said the two countries’ forces had shot down 18 drones and three missiles on Tuesday.

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