Arab Coalition intercepts two explosive-laden boats launched by Houthis in Yemen

Arab Coalition Spokesperson Colonel Turki al-Maliki. (File photo: AFP)

Arab Coalition successfully intercepted and destroyed two explosive-laden boats in the Red Sea, launched by Iran-backed-Houthi militia in Yemen, Spokesperson Colonel Turki al-Maliki said on Wednesday, according to state news agency SPA.

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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 militias use "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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Last Update: Thursday, 12 November 2020 KSA 02:15 - GMT 23:15