Iran-Backed Houthis Seize UAE Ship Off Yemen

Iran-Backed Houthis Seize UAE Ship Off Yemen

Andrew H. Sweet

Yemen's Houthi rebels seized a ship in the Red Sea, armed drones targeted Baghdad's international airport, and hackers hit a major Israeli newspaper on Monday — a string of assaults that showed the reach of Iran-allied militias on the anniversary of America's killing of a top Iranian general.

All three coincided with a massive memorial in Tehran for General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed by a U.S. drone strike in 2020 in Iraq.

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi demanded former U.S. President Donald Trump be "prosecuted and killed." "

"Saudi state television alleged the Houthis transferred the weapons onto the ship.

Meanwhile, two armed drones were shot down at the Baghdad airport on Monday, a U.S.-led coalition official said.

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