Cuban doctors in Djibouti treat True Confidence ship’s injured

Djibouti, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Doctors of the Cuban brigade working in Djibouti reportedly assisted those injured in the Barbados-flagged bulk tanker called True Confidence, which was attacked by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Wednesday.

According to the Havana Embassy in this capital, the commercial ship’s crew was rescued by the Djiboutian Government through a humanitarian rescue and assistance mission involving Cuban physicians, who aided four injured and operated on two others at the Peltier Hospital in this city.

Health Minister Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh thanked the Cuban medical brigade for its cooperation.

The attack on the Greek-owned cargo ship “True Confidence”, in the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, 70 nautical miles off Djibouti, also left three people dead, 1 Vietnamese and two Filipinos.

On November 19, the rebels, grouped in the Ansar Allah movement, announced their decision to attack Israeli ships in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea in response to the Zionist attacks on Gaza.

The Houthis took over northern Yemen, including the capital, after taking up arms against the government in 2014, an event that sparked a civil war that currently continues.

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