Arab coalition destroys Houthi mine in Red Sea off Yemen

Fri, 2020-12-18 17:11

RIYADH: The Arab coalition said on Friday that it had discovered and destroyed a marine mine planted by the Houthi militia in the southern Red Sea, Saudi state TV reported.
The coalition said that the mine discovered was Iranian-made and was a Sadaf type of mine.
It also said that, to date, it had removed and destroyed a total of 171 sea mines randomly deployed by the Iranian-backed Houthis.
The coalition added that the Houthi militia’s hostilities and actions, with Iran’s support, threatened the security of the Bab Al-Mandab Strait, which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden and is a vital global energy gateway.

The Arab coalition said that it had removed and destroyed a total of 171 sea mines in the REd Sea randomly deployed by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia. (File/SPA)
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