Bab el Mandeb


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Bab el Mandeb

(băb ĕl măn`dĕb) [Arab.,= gate of tears], strait, 17 mi (27 km) wide, linking the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden and separating the Arabian peninsula from E Africa. It is an important passage on the Indian Ocean–Mediterranean Sea shipping route via the Suez Canal. Control of the strategically located strait was long contested by Britain and France. The island of Perim is in the strait.

Bab el Mandeb

a strait between SW Arabia and E Africa, connecting the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden
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He said the battle was fought in the Red Sea just north of the Bab el Mandeb.
By about 130,000 years ago, decreased sea levels narrowed the Bab el Mandeb Strait separating East Africa from southwest Arabia to about 4 kilometers, allowing easier passage, the researchers estimate, Travelers could have then moved across the peninsula through a network of Arabian lakes and rivers created by warm, wet conditions at that time.
Equally important are the waterways and strategic chokepoints that dot the region, such as the Gulf of Aden, the Gulf of Oman, the Bay of Bengal, the South China Sea, Bab el Mandeb, the Strait of Hormuz, and the Strait of Malacca.
It also said that Isayas, with the cooperation of some Somali Islamist groups, are also colluding to control the Bab El Mandeb Straights in case of any escalation of conflict with the United States and Israel.
Offshore along the Red Sea coast there are fairly wide areas of shallow waters, from the border with Saudi Arabia down to Bab El Mandeb.
I was the OinC of an HSL detachment doing escort operations in the Bab el Mandeb, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The environment in the region has continuously degraded over time, both shores of the Bab el Mandeb are among the hottest places on earth, and water sources are slowly being depleted.
It is he who is threatening to close down the Strait of Hormuz, and even Bab el Mandeb.
On land, we put stickers and brochures to enlighten people about maritime safety in Aden, Hodeida and Bab el Mandeb.
5 million barrels of oil pass daily through the Gulf of Aden and Bab el Mandeb to Europe, America and various countries.