Yemeni PM says Houthi attack on Mokha port ‘reflects spirit of defeat’

Yemen's Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr attends a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 18, 2016. (Reuters)

Yemen’s Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr said the Houthi militias attack on Mokha port using an explosive-laden boat reflects their spirit of defeat.

Bin Daghr said via Twitter that the terrorist operation shows that Houthis have resorted to destroying infrastructure.

Meanwhile, the Yemeni human rights ministry condemned the Houthis’ attack on the port and said such acts only serve destruction purposes.

Houthi militias targeted Mokha port with a boat bomb on Saturday. The attack did not cause any casualties, according to the Saudi-led coalition.

The Saudi-led coalition also said a ballistic missile fired by the Houthis was shot down Thursday near Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the site of the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage that falls next month.

Backed by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi has battled the Houthis for control of the impoverished country for two years.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51