Iran-backed Houthi rebels attacked a cargo ship on Monday The Red Sea The US military said that its final destination was an Iranian port.

The Houthis fired two missiles from Yemen towards the Bab al-Mandab strait between 3:30 and 3:45 am.

US Central Command said terrorist fighters targeted the MV Star Iris, a Greek-owned, Marshall Islands-flagged vessel traveling in the Red Sea from Brazil.

Netanyahu is planning to evacuate civilians from Gaza’s largest city as the expected attack approaches

Houthi militants in vehicles

Houthi fighters have been carrying heavy machine guns on vehicles in recent attacks on ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, as well as in rallies in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. On Monday, the group targeted a merchant ship in the Red Sea. (Mohammed Hammoud/Getty Images)

It was the final destination of the ship. Bandar Iman Khomeini, Iran, A port city on the Persian Gulf.

“Ship reports seaworthy with minor damage and no crew injuries,” Centcom posted on X.

The Houthis are backed by Iran and have threatened cargo shipping in and around the Red Sea in recent months as retaliation against Israel for its war. With Hamas.

The United States has launched a series of airstrikes against the Houthi rebels in recent weeks in an effort to curb the group’s operations.

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