The Houthis have struck a Saudi oil tanker in the Red Sea, west of the Yemeni port of Hodeidah, the Saudi-led coalition said on April 3. According to the statement, the oil tanker sustained “minor damage” and continued moving via its route.
Colonel Turki al-Maliki, a spokesman for the coalition forces, said that the oil tanker had been attacked in international waters at 1:30pm local time.
Meanwhile, the Houthis said that their naval forces had targeted “a Saudi-led coalition warship” in response to an air strike in Yemen’s Hodeidah province on April 2.
A Saudi-led coalition bombing on Hodeidah killed at least 12 civilians, including seven children. The victims were reportedly all from the same family.