Battle over Red Sea islands

Sanaa - Yemen and Eritrea fought a fierce battle with warships and aircraft over disputed islands in the key Red Sea shipping lane. Yemeni military sources said Eritrean forces were firing at Yemeni positions on the Red Sea island of Greater Hanish from warships but have not landed yet.

A Yemeni statement accused Eritrean troops of "treacherous aggression and piracy ... violating territorial waters and threatening security, stability and international shipping in the Red Sea area." Reuter

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