Arab coalition destroys two Houthi explosive-laden boats in Red Sea, hits targets in Abdiya

Wed, 2021-10-13 13:21

RIYADH: The Arab Coalition fighting the Houthi militants in Yemen has destroyed two explosive-laden boats used by the Iran-aligned group in the south of the Red Sea, Saudi state TV said on Wednesday.

The coalition said in a statement that the militia continues to threaten shipping lines and trade in Bab Al-Mandab and southern the Red Sea.

It also announced the implementation of 19 operations targeting Houthi targets in Abdiya, Marib, over the past 24 hours.

The coalition added that during Wednesday’s operations, 12 Houthi military vehicles were destroyed and more than 108 of its fighters killed, adding its commitment to “supporting the Yemeni national army and protecting civilians.”

Also on Wednesday, the ambassador of Japan to the Kingdom, Fumio Iwai, condemned the attack carried out by the Houthis with two booby-trapped drones on King Abdullah Airport in Jazan, which resulted in injuries among civilians, passengers and airport employees.

The Embassy of Japan said in a tweet posted on its official account on Twitter: “The Japanese ambassador to the Kingdom strongly condemns the terrorist attacks on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on October 8, and the attempt to target King Abdullah Airport in Jazan, which resulted in the injury of a number of innocent civilians. He wishes them a speedy recovery.”

Spokesman of the Arab Coalition Colonel Turki Al-Malik. (AFP/File Photo)
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