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Iran-backed Houthi militia seize ship in the Red Sea

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Filed on November 19, 2019 | Last updated on November 19, 2019 at 07.03 am
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Terrorist act by the Houthi terrorist militia posed a real threat to the international shipping navigation.

Colonel Turki al-Maliki, spokesman for the Coalition for the Support of Legitimacy, in Yemen, stated that at 22:58 pm on Sunday, during the sailing of the tugboat Rabigh-3 in southern Red Sea, it was hijacked and subjected to armed robbery by terrorist elements affiliated to the Iran-backed Houthi militia.

Col. al-Maliki explained that the tugboat was drawing a rig owned by a South Korean company, and that the terrorist act by the Houthi terrorist militia posed a real threat to the international shipping navigation and international trade and constitutes a criminal precedent on the security, at Bab al-Mandab Strait and the South Red Sea, through kidnappings and piracy.

The Houthi militia is responsible under international law for the safety of the multinational tugboat crew and that the command of the joint coalition forces continue to implement strict and deterrent measures against such terrorist militia, in order to maintain regional as well as international security, Col. al-Maliki concluded.


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