Saudi navy intercepts, destroys two Houthi boats off Jazan port

The incident took place early Sunday morning when the Saudi Royal Navy forces spotted the movement of two booby-trapped boats heading toward the port of Jazan. (File photo)

The Arab coalition has confirmed that the Saudi Royal Navy spotted and destroyed two Houthi boats that attempted to target Jazan port on Sunday.

Coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Maliki confirmed the news to Saudi Press Agency saying that the incident took place early Sunday morning when the Saudi Royal Navy forces spotted the movement of two booby-trapped boats heading toward the port of Jazan.

“They were intercepted and destroyed according to the rules of engagement, causing minor damage,” the statement read.

Al-Maliki stressed that the leadership of the joint forces of the coalition would strike those involved in “terrorist acts” that threaten the safety of the security of citizens and residents and the Kingdom's economic and vital capabilities, and that “such hostilities cannot pass without accountability of the perpetrators and those involved in planning and implementation”.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52
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