Yemeni naval forces foil Houthi attempt against international shipping


Backed by the Arab Coalition in Support of Legitimacy, the Yemeni Army foiled an attempt by the Houthi militia to target the international shipping in the Red Sea using a booby-trapped boat.

A military source in the fifth military region today said that the Yemeni Army’s naval formation in the region managed to seize a booby-trapped boat sent by the Houthi rebels towards the international waters in the Red Sea.

The source added that the booby-trapped boat was carrying explosive devices and traveling at a high speed of 35 miles per hour on its way to international waters in the Red Sea to intercept a merchant ship.

The source pointed out that the naval military teams of the Yemeni army intercepted and halted the boat at an unpopulated island.