Yemeni army seizes three Houthi-armed boats in Hajjah

Two Yemeni soldiers inspect a seized Houthi-armed boat after recapturing the Habl port of Midi. (Al Arabiya)

The Yemeni army has seized three armed fishing boats used in the past by the Houthis to attack naval operations carried out by the legitimate forces.

Those operations against the Houthi militias were conducted with the backing of the coalition as Yemeni forces attempted to recapture the Habl port near Midi in the Hajjah governorate.

This is the first naval battle, through which the Houthis tried with to defend three boats loaded with guns and bombs. However, the capabilities of the coalition-backed naval army were able to defeat the Houthis.

The Houthis exploited the fishing boats and the fishermen in carrying out their military operations by camouflaging the boats, out of fear of being caught.

The naval formation of the Yemeni army in Midi has succeeded in the past few weeks in securing the coastal part of the sea in Midi after being trained by the naval forces of the Arab coalition.

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