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It is believed that Iranian-backed Houthi rebels carried out the ­atrocity at the behest of Tehran. General Sir Nick Carter, head of Britain’s Armed Forces, has called for Western retaliation for the attack which killed Adrian Underwood, a former British ­soldier working for UK firm Ambrey to provide ­security for the vessel, and its Romanian captain. He said: “What we need to be doing is calling out Iran for its very reckless behaviour.”

A 40-strong team of SAS ­soldiers arrived in eastern Yemen yesterday.

Landing at Al Ghaydah ­airport in Mahra, they are said to be using local handlers, ­subsidised by the Foreign Office, who have know­ledge of the region to help hunt the Houthi mercenaries responsible. The team also includes a specialist ­electronic ­warfare unit which can deploy resources to hoover up communications chatter.

It is feared Tehran supplied the militants with the long-range unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), to threaten international ­merchant vessels in…