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Houthis claim to have targeted the Star Iris with an attack.


Feb 13, 2024

Yemen’s Houthi group has claimed responsibility for firing several missiles at the Star Iris in the Red Sea. The spokesman for the Houthis, Brigadier General Yahya Sari, stated that the missiles were accurately aimed at the American ship.

The Star Iris is a bulk carrier registered under the flag of the Marshall Islands, according to MarineTraffic. The ship was reported to be in the Red Sea two days prior to the attack. Additionally, a Greek cargo ship flying the same flag was also attacked by two missiles in the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, which connects the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean.

The UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) reported an “incident” in the Red Sea, 40 nautical miles south of the Yemeni port city of Al-Mukha. Vessels were advised to navigate the area with caution and report any suspicious activity to the UKMTO. Authorities are currently investigating this situation and further details are yet to be released.

The rest of the content appears to be unrelated to the news about the attack on the Star Iris. Therefore, it has been omitted.

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