Coalition destroys Houthi-laid marine mines in southern Red Sea

Coalition destroys Houthi-laid marine mines in southern Red Sea
The news comes days after a Houthi missile attack on Saudi oil facilities in Jeddah. (File/AFP)
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Updated 27 November 2020

Coalition destroys Houthi-laid marine mines in southern Red Sea

Coalition destroys Houthi-laid marine mines in southern Red Sea
  • Local sources in Yemen earlier said the coalition has carried out airstrikes in Houthi sites in Sanaa, state TV has reported

DUBAI: The Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen said it destroyed two mines laid by Houthis in the south of the Red Sea, state television Al Ekhbariya reported on Friday.

The actions of the Houthi militia, according to the coalition, threatened maritime security in Bab Al-Mandab and the southern Red Rea.

The coalition said a total of 166 marine mines were removed and destroyed.

Local sources in Yemen earlier said the coalition has carried out airstrikes in Houthi sites in Sanaa.

The news comes days after a Houthi missile attack on Saudi oil facilities in Jeddah.

Houthi forces have staged many missile and drone strikes on civilian airports and oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, including on the capital Riyadh.