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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From our point of view, we're regularly assessing threats throughout the area whether or not in the Strait of Hormuz, in the Bab El Mandeb or from piracy.
But these days the focal point of concern about maritime security is the Bab el Mandeb, one of the world's busiest trade routes and only 29km wide at its narrowest point, through which some 4.
One thing is certain: If the threat to the Bab el Mandeb shifts from piracy to militancy, shipping companies will have to rethink their safety protocols," the US-based global intelligence consultancy Stratfor observed in a recent analysis.
If allowed to continue, Yemeni militants will eventually hit a tanker carrying liquefied natural gas or crude, causing a shock to international shippers that rely on the Bab el Mandeb, as well as the energy markets they service.
On January 7th, Yemeni state forces supported by the UAE Army and Air Force launched an offensive code-named Operation Golden Arrow, preceded by two weeks of preparatory air strikes, on the city of Dhubab near the Bab el Mandeb.
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.
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.
Bahrain: Bahrain has condemned the attack by Houthis that targeted the USS Naval Mason destroyer in the Red Sea, stressing that this terrorist attack would threaten international navigation, exposing the commercial navigation in the Strait of Bab el Mandeb to risk.
5 million barrels of oil pass daily through the Gulf of Aden and Bab el Mandeb to Europe, America and various countries.