Houthi Forces Strike Oil Tanker in Red Sea, Escalating Tensions

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In the latest series of missile attacks, Iran-backed Houthi forces struck an oil tanker transiting the Red Sea with a missile, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said, reports Engine.

Missile attack

The Yemen-based militants struck oil tanker, with an anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) on 18 May, CENTCOM reported.

The oil tanker was most recently docked in Russia and headed for China, CENTCOM said. “The impact of the ASBM caused flooding which resulted in the loss of propulsion and steering,” it...


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