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Saudi-led Coalition Claims It Foiled Houthi Attack With Booby-Trapped Boat

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Saudi-led Coalition Claims It Foiled Houthi Attack With Booby-Trapped Boat

Illustrative image, Via: al-Arabiya

On April 3, the Saudi-led coalition announced that it had thwarted an attempt by the Houthis (Ansar Allah) to carry out an attack with a booby-trapped boat.

In a statement, the coalition said that the water-borne Improvised Explosive Devices (WBIED) was destroyed off the shores of the town of al-Salif on Yemen’s western coast from a safe distance.

“The Houthi militia threat to shipping lines and global trade continues … The militia uses the Stockholm Agreement [which imposed a ceasefire on the western Yemeni coast] as an umbrella to launch hostile attacks from al-Hudaydah province,” the statement reads.

The Saudi-led coalition didn’t provide further details on the incident or release footage showing the destruction of the WBIED.

Last week, coalition warplanes destroyed two alleged WBIEDs of the Houthis off the coast of the city of al-Hudaydah with precision-guided munitions. Back then, a video of the strike was shared by the Saudi Press Agency.

The Houthis have been targeting Saudi-led coalition warships with remotely-controlled WBIEDs for several years. In 2017, a detailed report by the Conflict Armament Research (CAR) revealed that Iranian components were used in the making of these makeshift anti-shipping weapon.

The Houthis have not commented on the Saudi-led coalition’s claims, so far. The group didn’t announce any WBIED attack for a while now. This raises some serious doubts about the coalition’s recent claims.

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Garga

Did this one has Iranian-made wires too?

They no longer even bother to show an old footage. OK, since we never ever heard any lies from you, we accept this latest claim like idiots. I’ve missed this colonel Turki guy.

And this:

“The Houthi militia threat to shipping lines and global trade continues …
The militia uses the Stockholm Agreement [which imposed a ceasefire
on the western Yemeni coast] as an umbrella to launch hostile attacks
from al-Hudaydah province,” the statement reads.

Don’t you just love this level of hypocrisy? They violate the same agreement hundreds of times a day, all documented and sent to UN, but whine incessantly for something they didn’t even give any proof about (The UN promised as soon as it woke up from hibernation, they’ll examine the proof of Saudis violations and pointed out it might help they wake up sooner of Yemenis stopped liberation of Ma’arib).

The coalition of terror stole about $75bn of Yemeni resources during their imposed war. Yemenis announced the strategy of “Great Pain” for Saudis, delivered in a few days.

And finally happy the Holy Easter to all our Orthodox brothers and sisters.

Bashil123

Your hair will turn grey and you will grow old crying faul thru out the next 3-4 decades and that is if you even reach such old age to witness that but nothing will change for the houthis. They will likely accept a political settlement and put down their arms or militarily overrun. Islah and Hadis branch are just to strong to militarily defeat the houthis have come to terms with this and just searching for a better settlement.. It’s like basically the Houthis have really nothing to fall back on and they are frustrated and starved..

If you look at the long term geopolitics development you are wasting your time on this platform

Garga

Do you realize how ironically funny it is that you wasted your time comming to this platform to tell me not waste my time on this platform!? :))

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