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Omaha Steve

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Mon Feb 12, 2024, 09:23 AM Feb 12

Yemen's Houthi rebels fire missiles at ship bound for Iran, their main supporter

Source: AP

By JON GAMBRELL
Updated 6:39 AM CST, February 12, 2024

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels fired two missiles at a ship bound for a port in Iran on Monday, causing minor damage but no injuries to its crew, authorities said.

The attack on the Marshall Islands-flagged, Greek-operated bulk carrier Star Iris shows just how widely the Houthis now target ships traveling through the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and the Bab el-Mandeb Strait connecting the two waterways. The Star Iris had been heading from Brazil to Bandar Khomeini in Iran, the main backer and armer of the Houthis in Yemen’s yearslong war.

The Houthis sought to describe the Star Iris as an “American” vessel without offering evidence, and said they targeted the ship with multiple missiles.

The Houthis’ military “will not hesitate to carry out more operations in retaliation to the Zionist crimes against our brothers in the Gaza Strip, as well as in response to the ongoing American-British aggression against our dear country,” Houthi military spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Saree said in a statement after the attack.



Read more: https://apnews.com/article/yemen-ship-missile-houthi-rebels-attack-bab-elmandeb-strait-999b911c916f9266c07a6d29cc020e9e

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Yemen's Houthi rebels fire missiles at ship bound for Iran, their main supporter (Original Post) Omaha Steve Feb 12 OP
Clearly not rocket scientists...more the fire and forget types I guess. dutch777 Feb 12 #1
Possibly hacked into the AIS system EX500rider Feb 12 #2
Ironically, Iran has a spy ship ManiacJoe Feb 12 #4
Y'all better not Kennah Feb 12 #3

dutch777

(2,631 posts)
1. Clearly not rocket scientists...more the fire and forget types I guess.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 10:48 AM
Feb 12

I get them having missiles and maybe the ability for line of sight aiming. I really wonder how they get seemingly accurate targeting data on over the horizon strikes?

EX500rider

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2. Possibly hacked into the AIS system
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 01:47 PM
Feb 12

AIS Automated Identification System, which allows ship owners and their customers, as well as any nearby vessels, to track the progress of large ships

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