Middle East

Arab coalition repels Houthis explosive-laden boat attack in Yemen

17:58, 08 November 2021
Arab coalition repels Houthis explosive-laden boat attack in Yemen

The Saudi Arabia coalition in Yemen has faced massive attacks by the pro-Iranian movement Ansar Allah, Al-Arabiya reported on Monday.

It’s been reported that Saudi Arabian air defenses intercepted and destroyed a Houthi drone filled with explosives, which was launched towards the Saudi city of Khamis Mushait.

In addition, Arab coalition forces destroyed four Houthi boats loaded with explosives. This boat was supposed to attack the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah. 

The coalition officials blamed the Houthis for violating the Stockholm Agreement  "launching missiles from Hodeidah governorate."

A couple of days ago Saudi Arabia announced that the Kingdom will purchase $650 million air-to-air missiles from the US.

On October 12 at least 130 Yemen militants were killed during the airstrikes of the coalition led by Saudi Arabia in the area around the Yemeni city of Marib.

Yemen has been in a state of civil war since 2014 as the Houthi insurgency overthrew the ruling government and occupied the northern regions of the country 7 years ago. The civil war made president Abd-Rabbu Mansour-Hadi leave the capital Sanaa.

On September 18, the Houthi movement announced that it executed nine people due to their alleged participation in the murder of Saleh al-Sammad who was the leader of the group at the time.

Many Al-Qaeda* terrorists are located in Yemen, who conduct attacks against both fighters aligned with the country's authorities and the insurgents.  

*Al-Qaeda is a terror organization banned in the US, Russia, and many other countries.