Coalition destroys boats smuggling Houthi weapons

Coalition warplanes targeted the boats after they arrived in the morning to the port coming from one of the Yemeni islands. (File photo: AP)

Yemeni shipping sources reported that coalition aircraft destroyed early on Saturday two boats loaded with weapons belonging to Houthi militias in the northern port city of Salif of al-Hudaydah province, west of Yemen.

The sources said that coalition warplanes targeted the boats after they arrived in the morning to the port coming from one of the Yemeni islands loaded with smuggled weapons for the militias.

The news comes a week after coalition sources confirmed that that humanitarian aid has been stacking in at Al Hudaydah port for nearly seven months because Houthi militias and forces loyal to the ousted Ali Abdullah Saleh are blocking the distribution of aid which resulted in depriving the residents from taking benefits from it.

“There are no UN humanitarian personnel today at the Al Hudaydah port – which is the largest remaining port under Houthi militia control – who can inspect and supervise distributing the much needed aid and medical supplies,” Spokesman of the Arab coalition Maj. Gen. Ahmed Asseri said.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48
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