US Disputes Houthi Claims of Strike on Eisenhower Group

By The Media Line Staff

Yemen’s Houthi rebels launched multiple attacks on vessels in the Middle East over the weekend, allegedly damaging a Liberian-flagged merchant ship near Al Hudaydah.

The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), which oversees global naval communication and movements, confirmed that a drone struck a civilian container ship on Sunday, without naming the vessel.

Despite slight damage, UKMTO reported that “all crew members are reported safe, and the vessel is proceeding to its next port of call.”

In a televised statement early Sunday, Houthi military spokesperson Yahya Saree claimed that, in coordination with the Islamic Resistance in Iraq militia, the group attacked ships near Haifa in northern Israel on Saturday.

Saree stated that the attack targeted two cement tankers and two cargo ships.

However, Israeli authorities have not commented on Saree’s claim, and it has not been independently verified.

On Saturday, the United States, which has led an air and naval campaign against Houthi aggression since January, publicly disputed Houthi claims of an attack on the US Dwight D. Eisenhower strike group.

However, US Central Command confirmed on Saturday that the military had destroyed three unmanned Houthi naval vessels in the previous 24 hours.

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