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

Feb. 12, 2024 21:22 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels fired two missiles at a ship carrying corn 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...

Death on the Arabian Sea: How a Navy SEAL fell into rough waters and another died trying to save him

Jan. 31, 2024 12:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under the darkness of night, in the roiling high seas off the coast of Somalia, members of the U.S. Navy's SEAL Team 3 began to climb aboard an unflagged ship that was carrying illicit Iranian-made weapons to Yemen. As Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class...

Yemen's Houthi rebels say they attacked US warship without evidence; American official rejects claim

Jan. 29, 2024 05:25 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels said they attacked a U.S. Navy mobile base at sea Monday without offering evidence, something immediately rejected by an American defense official. Houthi military spokesperson Brig. Gen. Yahya Saree claimed the group fired a missile at the...

Yemen Houthi rebels fire a missile at a US warship, escalating worst Mideast sea conflict in decades

Jan. 27, 2024 00:28 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels launched a missile Friday at a United States warship patrolling the Gulf of Aden, forcing it to shoot down the projectile, and struck a British vessel as their aggressive attacks on maritime traffic continue. The attack on the U.S. warship,...

Military ends rescue search for Navy SEALs lost in maritime raid on ship with Iranian weapons

Jan. 22, 2024 19:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 10-day search to rescue two Navy SEALs lost in the Arabian Sea during a mission to board a ship and confiscate Iranian-made weapons has been ended and the sailors are now considered deceased, the U.S. military said Sunday. In a statement, U.S. Central Command...

Yemen's Houthi rebels attack a US-owned ship in the Gulf of Aden with bomb-carrying drone

Jan. 17, 2024 16:36 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A U.S.-owned ship in the Gulf of Aden came under attack Wednesday from a bomb-carrying drone launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels, officials said. The attack on the Genco Picardy represented the second in recent days targeting vessels directly linked to America after...

Ships and aircraft search for 2 Navy SEALs missing after mission to confiscate Iranian missile parts

Jan. 15, 2024 13:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Navy ships and aircraft combed areas of the Gulf of Aden for two missing U.S. Navy SEALs on Monday as details emerged about their mission to board and take over a vessel carrying components for medium-range Iranian ballistic missiles headed for Somalia, a U.S. defense...

Ship struck by missile off Yemen in Gulf of Aden is a US-owned vessel, private security firms tell The Associated Press

Jan. 15, 2024 09:54 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Ship struck by missile off Yemen in Gulf of Aden is a US-owned vessel, private security firms tell The Associated Press.

Somali maritime police intensify patrols as fears grow of resurgence of piracy in the Gulf of Aden

Nov. 30, 2023 07:36 AM EST

BOSASO, Puntland (AP) — Somalia’s maritime police force on Thursday intensified patrols in the Gulf of Aden following a failed pirate hijacking of a ship earlier this week. The commander of the maritime force in the semiautonomous region of Puntland, Abdullahi Mohamed Ahmed, told...