Yemen: Coalition thwarts new Houthi sea mining attempt

An imminent Houthi attack to target international shipping lines and trade had been foiled, the Saudi-led military coalition fighting for legitimacy in Yemen announced on Saturday.

The plot was foiled after Coalition forces hit Houthi gatherings on the Yemeni island of Bawadi while they were planning hostile acts against international maritime lines, Coalition Spokesman Turki Al Malki was reported as saying by Sky News Arabic sources.

 “The impending attack included plans to use booby-trapped boats and a group of divers to plant naval mines,” Al Malki said.

Houthi militias have resorted to setting mines near Yemen’s coastline in the Red Sea and Bab Al Mandab Strait with total disregard for human lives and putting international maritime trade at high risk.

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