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The Saudi coalition destroys two Houthi bombships in Yemen

July 9, 2020

The military coalition that leads Saudi Arabia in Yemen announced Thursday that two Houthis near the port of Salif in the Red Sea will destroy two remote-controlled bomb boats ready to act.

In a statement collected by the Saudi agency SPA, the spokesman for the coalition, Colonel Turki al Malki, said that the two boats had been destroyed about 6 kilometers south of Salif and were “an immediate threat” to the vessels passing through the area and to “regional and international” Safety”.

According to the coalition, both boats were “ready to carry out terrorist and hostile actions on Bab al Mandab Street and in the southern Red Sea” and were “an obvious violation of international humanitarian law” and the agreement reached in Stockholm on Hodeida.

The Saudi coalition destroys two Houthi bombships in YemenThe Saudi coalition destroys two Houthi bombships in Yemen

According to the spokesman, the Houthis are using this province, in which the port of Salif is located, to launch ballistic missile and drone attacks, as well as remote-controlled boats.