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Arab Coalition Thwarts Houthi Attack on Commercial Ship in Red Sea

Arab Coalition Thwarts Houthi Attack on Commercial Ship in Red Sea

Monday, 8 July, 2019 - 16:45
Arab coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki. (SPA)
Asharq Al-Awsat
The Saudi-led Arab coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen thwarted on Monday an attack by the Iran-backed Houthi militias against a commercial ship in the southern Red Sea.

Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said that naval units in the alliance foiled the Houthi assault on Monday morning.

The Houthis had used an explosives-laden remote-controlled blue fish type vessel in the failed attack, he revealed.

The coalition has intercepted and destroyed the boat, he added.

Threats to marine navigation and trade is a “dangerous terrorist act,” Maliki stressed, asserting that the coalition is committed to “neutralizing the hostile capabilities of these militias.”

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