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Houthis Fire Ballistic Missile Over Gulf of Aden

Yemen's Houthi militia fired a ballistic missile over the Gulf of Aden on Sunday, according to the US military. The attack adds to a series of intensified assaults by the Houthis on Yemeni government soldiers and international vessels. Recently, a Greek-owned oil tanker narrowly escaped a similar attack in the Red Sea. Additionally, four Yemeni government troops were killed in Taiz province, and UN experts have called for the release of five detained members of the Bahai community.
Yemen’s Houthi militia launched a ballistic missile over the Gulf of Aden, according to a statement from the US military.

This event is part of an escalating series of attacks by the Houthis on Yemeni government soldiers and international vessels.

The missile, launched at around 9:35 p.m. Sanaa time, was directed over the Gulf of Aden.

Although no US-led coalition or international commercial ships reported being hit, the attack signals an increase in reckless behavior by the Iranian-backed Houthis.

The Houthis have ramped up their missile and drone assaults on both commercial and navy ships in the region since November.

Recently, a Greek-owned oil tanker narrowly avoided a similar attack in the Red Sea.

The intensified conflict also saw four Yemeni government troops killed on Monday in Taiz province, bringing the total death toll to 11 soldiers in less than a week.

Meanwhile, UN experts have urged the Houthis to release five detained Bahai community members and cease persecution of religious minorities in their controlled regions.
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