Coalition: Houthi attempt to attack Saudi oil tanker fails

The Arab coalition backing the Yemeni government said that the Saudi tanker had suffered minor damage. (Archived photo)

An attempt by an Iranian-backed Houthi militias to launch an attack on a Saudi oil tanker in the Red Sea has failed, the coalition confirmed on Wednesday.

The Arab coalition backing the Yemeni government said that the Saudi tanker had suffered minor damage.

The coalition warned of the ongoing threat of the Houthi militias on the freedom of navigation and global trade in the Red Sea, which could cause an environmental disaster if allowed to continue.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53
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