Arab Coalition Says Foiled Houthi Attack in Red Sea

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

September 19, 2019

The Saudi-led coalition intercepted and destroyed an explosives-laden boat launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement from Yemen's main port of Hodeidah, Al Arabiya TV said on Thursday.

It said the Western-backed, Sunni Muslim coalition foiled "an imminent terrorist act by the Houthi militia south of the Red Sea" but gave no further details.

There was no immediate confirmation by the Houthi group which had claimed responsibility for last weekend's attacks on Saudi oil facilities. Riyadh has rejected the claim and said those strikes did not come from Yemen. 

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli and Ghaida Ghantous Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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