Ship attacks see aid drop

Threats to shipping hit aid supplies.

Analysis – Escalation in ship attacks pushes Yemen towards starvation

By Jonathan Saul and Katie Paul

Cruise missiles, floating mines and a remote-controlled boat have been deployed to attack ships in Yemen in recent months, changing the dynamic of the two-year-old war and pushing the country closer to famine, shipping and aid officials say.

The weapons have targeted military vessels from a Saudi-led coalition which is fighting Iranian-allied Houthi rebels in the impoverished state on the tip of the Arabian peninsula, part of the same regional power struggle that is fuelling Syria’s war.

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