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Saudi-led coalition: foiling an “imminent” attack by Houthis in Yemen in the Red Sea

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Saudi-led coalition quoted a Saudi-led coalition on Sunday as saying it foiled an “imminent terrorist” attack by Houthis in Yemen in the south of the Red Sea, a vital waterway for commercial navigation, using a “booby-trapped and remote-controlled boat”.

The agency added that the spokesman for the coalition forces, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, stated that, “This morning, the naval coalition forces detected an attempt by the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia to carry out imminent hostile and terrorist action in the southern Red Sea using a booby-trapped boat.”

Al-Maliki indicated that the Houthis “launched him from Hodeidah Governorate, and the booby-trapped boat was damaged and destroyed by the coalition naval forces,” but he did not specify the targets of the attack.

There is no immediate confirmation from the Houthis of their responsibility for this. The Houthis have been fighting the Saudi-led coalition since 2015 in a conflict widely regarded as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

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