Bab al-Mandab, Yemen
18 December 2023

A Houthi military spokesperson said that they had targeted two vessels in the Red Sea, identified as Swan Atlantic and MSC Clara, which he asserted were “linked to the Zionist entity [ie, Israel]”. CENTCOM confirmed that the former vessel had been “attacked by a one-way attack drone and an anti-ship ballistic missile”, in response to which a U.S. warship rendered assistance, while the latter “reported an explosion in the water near their location”, with no damage or injuries reported.

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