Coalition declares thwarting 'terrorist and hostile act' of Houthis south of the Red Sea

Coalition declares thwarting 'terrorist and hostile act' of Houthis south of the Red Sea


Coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki said Thursday that the Houthis had tried to carry out an "act of terrorism and aggression" in the southern Red Sea, western Yemen.

Al-Maliki said in a statement published by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) that the coalition's naval system thwarted the Houthi militia's attempt to carry out an "imminent hostile and terrorist act", using a remotely - boobytrapped boat.

He added that the coalition forces spotted the boat after it was launched by the Houthis from Hodeidah province, Thursday morning (September 19, 2019).

According to Al-Maliki, "the booby-trapped boat, which poses a threat to regional and international security and a threat to maritime transportation and global trade, has been destroyed."

Al-Maliki stressed that "the joint coalition forces command continues to implement strict and deterrent measures against this terrorist militia and neutralize and destroy such capabilities that threaten regional and international security."

The Houthi group has not yet announced any operation, nor have we been able to obtain a comment on the coalition's statement.

The Houthi group is carrying out operations against Saudi and coalition targets, including targeting ships in the Red Sea by booby-trapped boats, some of which have succeeded, while coalition forces have thwarted most of these attacks.


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