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Arab Coalition Destroys Explosives-laden Boat Launched by Houthis from Hodeidah

Arab Coalition Destroys Explosives-laden Boat Launched by Houthis from Hodeidah

Thursday, 19 September, 2019 - 17:15
Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki speaks during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 26, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
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The Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen said it intercepted and destroyed an explosives-laden boat launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militias on Thursday.

"The Coalition's naval forces detected an attempt by the terrorist Houthi militia backed by Iran to carry out an imminent act of aggression and terrorism south of the Red Sea using an unmanned, rigged boat ... launched from Hodeidah province," Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said in a statement.

Maliki said the foiled attack represented a threat to regional and international security and the safety of maritime routes and international trade.

He stressed that the Coalition’s Joint Forces Command continues to implement deterrent measures against the insurgents by neutralizing and destroying their capabilities.

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