Arab coalition destroys Houthi mine in Red Sea off Yemen, 3 projectiles fall in Jazan

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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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)
Three military projectiles launched by Yemen's Houthi militia fell in Jazan, Saudi Arabia on Dec. 18, 2020. (SPA)
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Three military projectiles launched by Yemen's Houthi militia fell in Jazan, Saudi Arabia on Dec. 18, 2020. (SPA)
Three military projectiles launched by Yemen's Houthi militia fell in Jazan, Saudi Arabia on Dec. 18, 2020. (SPA)
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Three military projectiles launched by Yemen's Houthi militia fell in Jazan, Saudi Arabia on Dec. 18, 2020. (SPA)
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Updated 18 December 2020

Arab coalition destroys Houthi mine in Red Sea off Yemen, 3 projectiles fall in Jazan

Arab coalition destroys Houthi mine in Red Sea off Yemen, 3 projectiles fall in Jazan
  • The mine was an Iranian-made Sadaf model, coalition said
  • Houthis launched 3 military projectiles towards Jazan

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 media spokesperson for Jazan’s civil defense, Col. Mohammed bin Yahya Al-Ghamdi, said that the authority received a report that three military projectiles were launched by the Houthi militia from inside Yemeni territories toward Al-Harath governorate in Jazan.
All three had landed, one of which fell in a vacant lot 197 meters away from Al-Harath General Hospital, and the other two projectiles fell into another vacant lot but did not result in any injuries or damages.