Missile Splashes Into Red Sea, Causing No Damage

DUBAI (AP) — A missile splashed down in the waters of the Red Sea on Thursday but caused no damage to a passing commercial vessel, in an attack likely carried out by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, officials said.

The Houthis did not immediately claim the attack, though it can take hours or even days for them to acknowledge their assaults.

The attack happened in the southern Red Sea near the crucial Bab el-Mandeb Strait, the British military’s United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations center said.

The private security firm Ambrey similarly reported the attack.

The Houthis have launched attacks on shipping in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden in recent months, demanding that Israel end the war against Hamas.

The Houthis have launched more than 50 attacks on shipping, seized one vessel, and sunk another since November, according to the United States Maritime Administration.

Shipping through the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden has declined because of the threat. In recent weeks, the tempo of Houthi attacks has dropped, though the rebels have claimed shooting down U.S. surveillance drones.

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