Yemen's Houthi rebels fire missiles at ship bound for Iran, their main supporter
By JON GAMBRELL
Updated 6:39 AM CST, February 12, 2024
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Yemens 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 Yemens 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.
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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?
AIS Automated Identification System, which allows ship owners and their customers, as well as any nearby vessels, to track the progress of large ships