Houthi rebels mistakenly focused a tanker from an undisclosed nation on Jan. 12 that was carrying Russian oil by the Gulf of Aden, Reuters reported, citing the U.Okay.-based maritime safety firm Ambrey.

The Houthis are an Iran-backed militant group positioned in Yemen. Following Israel’s invasion of Gaza, the Houthis started launching assaults towards delivery vessels within the Pink Sea and Gulf of Aden.

Reuters reported, citing sources from the UK Maritime Commerce Operations (UKMTO) group, that Houthis had fired a missile on the ship, which landed within the water a long way away and induced no harm or casualties.

A number of small boats additionally tailed the cargo ship, however no info was offered if a breaching or naval interception was tried.

The militaries of the U.S. and U.Okay. launched strikes towards a number of targets in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen on Jan. 11 in response to Houthi assaults on Pink Sea ships, U.S. President Joe Biden said.

Russia, which has shut ties with the Houthi benefactors Iran, requested an emergency assembly of the UN Safety Council on the next day.

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