Coalition foils terror attack by Houthis

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Dubai - The forces destroyed an unmanned boat laden with explosives that was launched from Hodeidah province in western Yemen.



By Reuters

Published: Sun 23 Feb 2020, 9:00 PM

Last updated: Sun 22 Mar 2020, 10:47 AM

Naval forces from the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, on Sunday, February 23, foiled an 'imminent terrorist' attack by the Houthi movement in the southern Red Sea, a major commercial shipping channel, the coalition said.
The forces destroyed an unmanned boat laden with explosives that was launched from Hodeidah province in western Yemen, coalition spokesman Colonel Turki Al Malki said in a statement on Saudi state news agency SPA, without identifying the targets.
Al Malki said the planned attack posed a threat to regional and international security and maritime trade. He said the use of Hodeidah for operations was a "glaring violation" of a UN-led peace deal in the port city that was agreed between the Saudi-backed Yemeni government and the Houthis in December 2018.


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