Interception and destruction of a booby-trapped boat launched by the Houthi militia



The Legitimacy Support Alliance in Yemen announced, on Sunday, the interception and destruction of a booby-trapped boat launched by the Houthi militia from Hodeidah, in addition to the discovery and destruction of 3 marine mines in the Bab al-Mandab strait.

The coalition spokesperson, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, stated that this morning, Sunday, the coalition naval forces detected “an attempt by the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militia to conduct an imminent hostile and terrorist act in the south of the Red Sea using a booby-trapped boat, which was launched by the Houthi terrorist militia.” From Al Hudaydah Governorate, the booby-trapped boat was damaged and destroyed by the coalition naval forces, which represents a threat to regional and international security as well as to maritime transport and global trade.

Colonel Al-Maliki added that 3 marine mines were also discovered and destroyed during the past 24 hours in the Bab Al-Mandab strait and the southern Red Sea, bringing the number of marine mines that have been discovered and destroyed so far to 150 marine mines, which the Houthi terrorist militia planted and deployed.

Colonel al-Maliki stated that “the Houthi terrorist militia takes from Hodeidah Governorate a place to launch ballistic missiles, drones, booby-trapped and remote-operated boats, as well as random sea deployments, in clear and explicit violation of international humanitarian law and a violation of the provisions of the (Stockholm) Agreement and the Ceasefire Agreement in Hodeidah” .

Colonel Al-Maliki stressed that “the leadership of the Alliance Joint Forces continues to implement strict measures against this terrorist militia, and to neutralize and destroy such capabilities that threaten regional and international security.”

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