The Houthis say their attacks on the kingdom are in retaliation for air raids conducted by the coalition
Saudi-led coalition spokesman Colonel Turki Al Malki is shown giving a press conference at the King Salman Airbase in Riyadh in this file photo.
Dubai: A Saudi-led military coalition fighting against Yemen’s Houthi movement foiled an attack by two explosives-laden remote controlled boats deployed by the Houthis against Saudi Arabia’s Jizan port, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.
“The Royal Saudi Navy Forces detected the movement of two remote control explosive boats headed to the port of Jizan,” the coalition’s spokesman Colonel Turki Al Malki said.
“They were intercepted and destroyed… which has led to minimal damage,” spokesman added in a statement carried by SPA.
The attack occurred in the early hours of the morning on Sunday, he said.
The Houthis say their attacks on the kingdom are in retaliation for air raids on Yemen by the Western-backed coalition, which entered Yemen’s war in 2015 to aid President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who had been ousted from the capital, Sana’a, by them.