US launches taskforce to protect Red Sea shipping from Houthi attacks

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Issue 1183 - 20 Dec 2023 | 5 minute read

A United States-led taskforce has been launched to protect commercial shipping in the Red Sea, after Houthi rebels launched more than 100 drone and ballistic missile attacks over the past month. However, most Gulf countries have declined to join, with just Bahrain signing up to date.

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