Houthi attacks. The coalition intercepted 21 flying objects.

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Yesterday, January 9, the Houthis once again attacked various ships on a large scale with drones and missiles. The drones and missiles were successfully intercepted by the allied navy.

US Central Command says: “On Jan. 9, at approximately 9:15 p.m. (Sanaa time), Iranian-backed Houthis launched a complex attack of Iranian-designed one-way attack UAVs (OWA UAVs), anti-ship cruise missiles, and an anti-ship ballistic missile from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen into the Southern Red Sea, towards international shipping lanes where dozens of merchant vessels were transiting.”

The Iranian-backed Houthis are using anti-ship ballistic missiles in these attacks, which is a unique and first experience of its kind. Anti-ship ballistic missile was fired also in yesterday’s attacks.

“Eighteen OWA UAVs, two anti-ship cruise missiles, and one anti-ship ballistic missile were shot down by a combined effort of F/A-18s from USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS Gravely (DDG 107), USS Laboon (DDG 58), USS Mason (DDG 87), and the United Kingdom’s HMS Diamond (D34). This is the 26th Houthi attack on commercial shipping lanes in the Red Sea since Nov. 19. There were no injuries or damage reported. .” US Central Command said.

After Israel’s attack on Gaza, Yemen’s Houthis began attacking ships passing through the Red Sea belonging to Israel or countries that support it. In this regard, they carried out several strikes on ships in the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea. Most of the attacks took place in the Red Sea. The Houthis also attacked a ship bound for Pakistan, which they later described as an attack based on a misunderstanding.

Operation Prosperity Guardian

Shipping companies began suspending their operations in the Red Sea following increased attacks by the Houthis, fearing widespread damage to global trade. 30 percent of the world’s container shipping passes through here and transports $1 trillion worth of goods annually.

The US formed a coalition under its leadership, in which some Western and non-Western countries, including Bahrain, Japan, and Sri Lanka participated. Its aim was to increase the naval presence in the Red Sea to prevent the Houthis from attacking ships.

On Jan. 3, 14 countries, including the U.S., issued a joint statement stating, “The Houthis will bear the responsibility for the consequences should they continue to threaten lives, the global economy, or the free flow of commerce in the region’s critical waterways.”

But the Houthis are refusing to accept any pressure and continue to attack.

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