The French frigate Languedoc repelled a drone attack off the coast of Yemen

The French frigate successfully withstood an attack by unmanned aerial vehicles in the Red Sea, launched from the territory of Yemen. The Houthi rebels took responsibility for the attacks

Bab-el-Mandeb Strait
The Harry S. Truman carrier strike group crosses the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait / U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, CC BY 2.0 DEED

The French military frigate Languedoc successfully resisted a night attack by two drones in the Red Sea region.

These drones were launched from the northern territories of Yemen, as reported by the French military general staff.

The incident involving the interception and destruction of the drones occurred approximately 110 kilometers from the port of Hodeida in Yemen, which is controlled by the Houthi rebels, adherents of the "Ansar Allah" movement.

Previously, the Houthis had declared a threat of attack on any ship in the Red Sea heading to Israel, in the absence of humanitarian aid for the population of the Gaza Strip.

The Houthis took responsibility for the attacks on December 3

The Houthis from Yemen, representing the "Ansar Allah" movement, took responsibility for the attack on two commercial vessels in the Red Sea, which occurred on December 3. Representatives of this group claim on social networks that their target were "two Israeli ships" in the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait area.

According to Yahia Saree, a representative of the Houthi military wing, the ships named Unity Explorer and Number Nine, which ignored the Houthis' warnings, were attacked. He stated that one ship was attacked by a drone and the other by a sea missile.

On the morning of December 3, the UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) reported detected drone activity and a probable explosion in the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait area.

This strait is an important maritime route connecting the Red Sea with the Arabian Sea and separating the Arabian Peninsula from the African continent, playing a key role in international maritime trade, including the transportation of oil.


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