Houthis Damage Internet Cables Linking Europe to Asia

Internet communications between Europe and Asia have been disrupted after Houthi rebels damaged four underwater communication cables in the Red Sea, according to Israeli news site Globes.

The four damaged cables are located between Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and Djibouti in East Africa, and the main effects are being felt in the Gulf countries and India, Globes reported.

At least eight weeks may be needed to repair the cables, which reportedly belong to companies AAE-1, Seacom, EIG, and TGN. Repair work also could involve exposure to risk from the Houthis.

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