Arab Coalition destroys two bomb-laden boats belonging to Iran-backed Houthis

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The Arab Coalition supporting the Yemeni government intercepted and destroyed a bomb-laden boat belonging to the Iran-backed Houthi militia, which was targeting maritime routes south of the Red Sea, the coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki said on Thursday.

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“The boats represented a threat to regional and international security, maritime routes and international trade,” al-Maliki said.

The spokesman said the boats were launched from Hodeidah Governorate, which the Houthi militia uses “as a base to launch ballistic missiles, drones, booby-trapped remote-operated boats, as well as the random deployment of sea mines in flagrant violation of international humanitarian law and a violation of the provisions of the Stockholm cease-fire agreement in Hodeidah.”

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