Daily Mail News – Politics
By NICK ALLEN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 07:55 EST, 6 February 2024 | UPDATED: 08:09 EST, 6 February 2024
Iranian-backed Houthi militants in Yemen could try to sabotage internet cables in the Red Sea carrying nearly one fifth of the world’s web traffic, according to a spate of new warnings.
Yemen’s government warned that the Red Sea is ‘one of the three most important meeting points for cables’ on the globe and the Houthis pose a ‘serious threat to one of the most important digital infrastructures in the world.’
It came after a Houthi social media channel published a map showing the routes of various cables through the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, and the Arabian Sea.