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Singapore Flagged Commercial Ship Targeted by Houthis in Another Attack

M/V Propel Fortune. marinetraffic.com
M/V Propel Fortune. marinetraffic.com

U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) announced on Friday that Houthi militants attacked a Singapore-flagged bulk carrier sailing 50 nautical miles southeast of Aden. The incursion was reported to have taken place at 3:55 p.m. local time.

According to a U.S. government social media post, a pair of land based anti-ship ballistic missiles were fired from Yemen towards the M/V Propel Fortune. The weapons did not hit their target, and the ship continued its scheduled voyage.

Earlier in the day, the U.S. military stated that they undertook preemptive actions against two launch sites that were being operated by the Iran-backed proxies near the Yemeni coast.

The U.S. Navy also reported that a "large-scale attack," consisting of 28 offensive-drones, occurred between 4:00 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. on Saturday morning. The defensive measures were facilitated with assistance from French and British naval forces.

A Houthi spokesperson claimed that the ordinance "successfully hit" several U.S. destroyers, despite an official statement from CENTCOM saying, “no U.S. or Coalition Navy vessels were damaged in the attack.”

The Houthis have been targeting commercial and military vessels in the Red Sea since October to demonstrate solidarity with the Hamas terrorist organization as they fight Israel in Gaza. The group’s leaders have stated that they will cease hostilities when Jerusalem stops their military operations.

Related Story: Houthis Ballistic Missile Attack Kills Two in Gulf of Aden

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