Two Saudi warships were destroyed by Yemen’s army and popular forces in the waters near Bab al-Mandab Strait on Monday, bringing the number of the Saudi vessels sent down in the waters offshore Yemen to 10.
The Saudi warships were reportedly two destroyers and were targeted by the Yemeni army missiles in the Al-Mukha coastal waters in the province of Ta’iz on Tuesday.
According to the Yemeni popular forces the sunken ships had repeatedly fired rockets at the residential areas in Ta’iz province, causing casualties and destruction there.
So far the Yemen’s army has destroyed ten warships of the Saudi-led coalition forces in Bab al-Mandab Strait in the last several months. Other Saudi battleships that were approaching Yemen’s coasts retreated fast following the attack.
For several months now the Saudi-led forces have been trying to win control over the coastal regions near the waterway. The developinf of the battle is as follows:
- On December 11, the Yemeni forces destroyed a Saudi warship in the Bab-Mandab Strait.
- On December 5, the Yemeni forces targeted and destroyed a Saudi warship in the waters near Bab al-Mandab Strait.
- On November 25, the Yemeni forces targeted and destroyed a Saudi warship in the waters near Bab al-Mandab Strait.
- On November 15, Yemeni forces destroyed a Saudi-led coalition warship al-Mukha coast.
- On November 7, Yemeni forces fired rockets at a Saudi-led coalition warship and destroyed it near al-Mukha coast.
- On October 25, the Yemeni forces hit and destroyed another Saudi warship in Bab al-Mandab Strait
- On October 11, another ship which belonged to the Egyptian army and named al-Mahrousa was destroyed by Yemeni missiles in the coastal waters near al-Mukha coast.
- On October 9, Yemeni army and popular forces also fired missiles at a Saudi warship, and destroyed it in Bab al-Mandab Strait.
The warship was wrecked off the Southwestern coast of Yemen, in the Bab al-Mandab Strait, which makes the connection between the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.