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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.
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Bab el Mandeb

a strait between SW Arabia and E Africa, connecting the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden
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"We're engaging now with a number of countries to see if we can put together a coalition that would ensure freedom of navigation both in the Straits of Hormuz and the Bab-el-Mandeb," said Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, chairperson of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Al-Falih, announced that Saudi Arabia has resumed oil shipments through Bab-El-Mandeb Strait effective earlier today, after confirmation by the Joint Forces of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen of taking necessary measures to ensure the safety and security of the Coalition States' ships transiting through the strait of Bab-El-Mandeb and the southern parts of the Red Sea, in coordination with the international community and in accord with international law and related United Nations Security Council resolutions.
11 : 42 PM - 04/08/2018 Riyadh, Aug.4 (BNA): Saudi Arabia has resumed oil shipments through Bab-El-Mandeb Strait effective earlier today, after confirmation by the Joint Forces of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen of taking necessary measures to ensure the safety and security of the Coalition States' ships transiting through the strait of Bab-El-Mandeb and the southern parts of the Red Sea The Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid A.
World oil prices show a weakly multidirectional dynamics on Friday after the confident growth on July 26 on reports of Saudi Arabia's suspension of the export of raw materials through the Bab-el-Mandeb strait.
Also, the liberation of the Imary Camp in Dhubab city in the Bab-el-Mandeb District has dealt another fatal blow to the Houthi militias on the Red Sea Coast as it connects the three districts of Bab-el-Mandeb with al-Wazeya and Al Mocha.
Djibouti, 800.000 habitants, est strategiquement situe sur le detroit de Bab-el-Mandeb, un des corridors maritimes les plus frequentes au monde qui controle l'acces a la mer Rouge.
Rear Adm Mohamed said the Egyptian Navy was also supporting "Arab security" at Bab-el-Mandeb, a strait that connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden.
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He went on to say that upon arrival in Aden, the Saudi alliance officers divided them into three groups: one went to Bab-el-Mandeb strait, one to Ma'rib, and one to the Saudi regions of Jizan and Asir in order to join the alliance's forces which had sustained great losses during their battles there.
Yemenis cross the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb using unsafe fishing boats, in a too risky voyage across the world's most crowded waterway.
That accident marked a delicate moment in the history of the strait: After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the opening of the Caspian oil reserves in the 1990s, the Bosporus became one of the world's six busiest oil-shipping routes, along with the Suez Canal, the Strait of Malacca, Bab-el-Mandeb, the Strait of Hormuz and the Strait of Dover.
The Houthis continued with their march to control more and more territory seizing Al Anad airbase and headed towards the port of Mocha on the Red Sea, which would give them access to Bab-el-Mandeb strategic strait.