Houthi Rebels Strike A Swiss-Owned Container Ship

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Iran-backed Houthi rebels have struck a Swiss-owned container ship in the Gulf of Aden. The war in the Red Sea is advancing quickly as the militants continue to attack cargo vessels, even after dozens of bombing raids by United States and United Kingdom fighter jets.

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The Biden administration’s Operation Prosperity Guardian continues to fail as yet another container ship was attacked on Tuesday.  US Central Command posted on social media platform X that MSC Sky II, a container ship operated by MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co., was damaged in a missile attack about 90 miles southeast of the Yemeni city of Aden.

“The missile caused a small fire that has been extinguished while no crew were injured,” the company said, adding, “She is currently continuing her journey to Djibouti and will arrive today for further assessment.”

The Bab el-Mandeb Strait is one of three maritime chokepoints in the Middle East. Recently, Houthi rebels attacked a ship carrying 21,000 metric tons of fertilizer and sank it, adding environmental concerns to the long list of problems in the Red Sea.

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In a note over the weekend, we cited David Asher, a senior fellow at Hudson Institute‘s report titled “Navigating the New World Disorder: Economic Faultlines, Fissures, Fractures, and Failures,” which pointed out – while the Red Sea crisis rages on – attention needs to turn to key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia of the next possible location Houthis will attack. -ZeroHedge

The strikes by the U.S. and U.K. are not doing much to cull the attacks on ships in the Red Sea. In fact, the only thing the West seems to be doing is aggravating the situation. The Houthis insist their attacks will continue until Israel stops its combat operations in the Gaza Strip, which have enraged the wider Arab world and seen the Houthis gain international recognition, according to the Associated Press News. 

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