Houthis recruit Somalis to target ships

Houthis recruit Somalis to target ships

The Houthi-Saleh militias have recruited Somali pirates to target to spark chaos in the Red Sea and endanger the international navigation, the Saudi Okaz reported, pointing out that the former Somaliland intelligence chief Abdi Hussein told the Voice of America radio about that.

On October 1, 2016, the Houthi-Saleh militias launched an anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) near the Red Sea port of Mocha in the strategic Bab el-Mandeb shipping lane. It struck a humanitarian ship in the service of the United Arab Emirates Navy.

An American warship stationed off the coast of Yemen fired cruise missiles on October 09 at radar installations that the Pentagon said had been used by Yemeni insurgents to target another American warship in two missile attacks in the last four days.

American intelligence officials believe that the Houthis receive significantly less support from Iran than the Saudis and other Persian Gulf nations have charged.


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