The Yemeni Shiite Houthi rebels paraded this Saturday in the city of Sana'a after announcing that they launched a wide attack with several naval missiles and 37 drones against US merchant ships and military ships in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, in the largest operation of this type by the pro-Iran group since the war in Gaza began five months ago. REUTERS./

 – A missile-related incident has been reported west of Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, British maritime security firm Ambrey said on Monday.

Separately, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) agency said it had received a report of a sound of an explosion in the vicinity of a vessel 71 nautical miles southwest of Yemen’s port of Saleef.

The vessel and crew were safe, UKMTO added.

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis have been attacking ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden since November in what they say is a campaign of solidarity with Palestinians during Israel’s war with Hamas in Gaza.

(Reporting by Nayera Abdallah, Clauda Tanios and Ahmed Elimam; editing by Alex Richardson and Jason Neely)

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