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.