Oil tanker damaged in Yemen’s Houthi strikes in the Red Sea

Yemen's Houthi strikes

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have once again attacked with a missile on a commercial ship named Andromeda Star oil tanker in the Red Sea, which was on its way from Russia to India.

Houthi rebels later claimed responsibility for the attack, saying their missiles struck the Andromeda Star oil tanker in the Red Sea. The Houthi are attacking ships in protest against the Israeli attack on Gaza.

For the past few months, there was some reduction in attacks on ships belonging to Israel, America, and Britain, but once again the tension in the Red Sea seems to be increasing and the Houthis have again intensified their attacks. Houthi rebels said on April 26 that they had shot down an American MQ9 drone in airspace in Yemen’s Saada province.

Iran-backed Houthi rebels have been attacking ships passing through the Red Sea, one of the world’s busiest sea routes, since November 2023. Due to this, many shipping companies are sending their ships through long routes to Southern Africa, due to which the cost of transportation of goods has increased and inflation has also increased at the global level.

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America and Britain tried to stop the attacks of these Houthi rebels by forming an alliance, but till now their efforts have not been successful. The Houthi had also warned that “the U.S and Britain were wrong to think that Yemen would stop supporting Palestine and Gaza out of fear of their attacks.

The rebels say they are carrying out attacks in support of Hamas in the Red Sea and are targeting ships that belong to Israel or are heading towards occupied Palestine. But for the past few days, ships of many countries are also being targeted.

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