Houthis, another attack in the Red Sea: missiles on a ship bound for Iran

Two missiles against the MV Star Iris, owned by Greece and flying the flag of the Marshall Islands

The Houthis attacked a merchant ship bound for Iran that was sailing in the Red Sea. This was announced by the American central command, according to which Yemeni militants supported by Tehran launched two missiles against the Greek-owned, Marshall Islands-flagged MV Star Iris, sailing from Brazil. Centcom reports only minor damage and no injuries on the freighter.

Also yesterday a commercial ship was attacked by the Houthis with two missiles near the city of Mocha, Yemen. The attack, which occurred 40 nautical miles (about 74 kilometers) south of Mocha, caused no casualties among the crew, as published by the British organization United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (Ukmto) on

The Iran-backed Houthis, who have controlled the Yemeni capital Sana’a and other areas in the north and west of the country since 2015, have launched several attacks against ships linked to Israel in the context of the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip, launched after the attacks carried out on 7 October by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas).