'Somali Gunmen attacked Israeli-linked tanker': Pentagon's initial assessment

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Published: 2023-11-27 20:59

Last Updated: 2024-02-29 18:08


'Somali Gunmen attacked Israeli-linked tanker': Pentagon's initial assessment
'Somali Gunmen attacked Israeli-linked tanker': Pentagon's initial assessment

The US Department of Defense stated that the initial assessment of the attack on the Central Park ship indicates that the assailants who attacked the ship are Somalis, and the incident is linked to piracy.

Earlier, Reuters reported that a US ship responded to a distress call from a chemical tanker detained in the Gulf of Aden - the tanker was later secured by the Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Mason.

US Central Command earlier confirmed that aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower crossed through the Strait of Hormuz and reached the Arabian Gulf to provide support.

Hebrew newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported Sunday that the Houthis had detained another “Israeli ship” flying the Liberian flag named “Central Park.”

According to Agence France-Presse (AFP), citing the maritime security company “Ambrey,” a chemical tanker affiliated with a company linked to the Israeli occupation was intercepted off the coast of Yemen, a cargo of phosphoric acid was on-board.