‘Houthi Rebels Take Responsibility for Oil Tanker Missile Strike in Red Sea’

The Houthi group from Yemen has claimed responsibility for an attack on the oil tanker M/T Pollux. According to US officials, the vessel was hit by a missile. Houthi military spokesperson Yahya Sarea stated that the Yemeni Armed Forces targeted the British oil ship with naval missiles, and the strikes were accurate and direct. US Central Command reported that four anti-ship ballistic missiles were launched from Houthi-controlled areas into the Red Sea, with at least three targeting the M/T Pollux. The vessel, carrying crude oil bound for India, was hit on its port side. The Houthis have been carrying out repeated drone and missile attacks against commercial shipping in the Red Sea and Bab al-Mandab Strait in solidarity with Palestinians as Israel battles with Hamas.