Saudi-led Coalition Foils Amphibious Attack By Houthis, Intercepts Missile In Western Yemen

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Saudi-led Coalition Foils Amphibious Attack By Houthis, Intercepts Missile In Western Yemen

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On March 16, fighters loyal to Saudi-backed Yemeni president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi foiled an amphibious attack by the Houthis on the coastal town of al-Qataba located north of the city of al-Khawhah in the western coast of Yemen, the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV reported. The TV channel said that pro-Hadi fighters had been able to eliminate a Houthi unit, which had conducted the attack.

This was the second amphibious attack by the Houthis on Saudi-led coalition positions in the western coast of Yemen within a week. Al-Arabiya said that pro-Hadi forces had repelled a similar attack on March 13 and had sanked three boats belonging to the Houthis.

In a related development, the Saudi-led coalition announced that its air defenses had intercepted a ballistic missile, which had been launched by the Houthis over the city of Mocha, 55km south of al-Khawhah. The missile attack was likely aimed at supporting the amphibious attack on al-Qataba.

So far, the Saudi-led coalition has  been able to defend its positions along the western coast of Yemen, although that it has not been able to make any new gains over the last few months.

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  • Michał Hunicz

    Russia, build some airbase.

    • World_Eye

      Russia is not the US, don’t confuse yourself, if Russia was to build some bases that would not be in their interest, only the US dogs having such an interest, destabilizing and mixing in others people’s lives and countries is not Russia’s Interest and will never be.

      • Icarus Tanović

        Thats right my friend. But seem that they will have to. In Yemen, Eritreya or Somalia. Inshallah.

  • Drogba

    If they cant get Syria,then they will destroy Yemen.These zionist vermin need to be kicked out of the middle east forever.

    • Mikronos

      Both are necessary to regional control. Yemen is vital for trade.

    • Amine Mansouri

      iran wants to fight saudi arabia, that’s why they are helping the houthis, to cut oil tankers to pass from yemeni coast. KSA are just defending their territory.
      First destroy Iran, then Israel

      • Shuja Pasha

        No. Iran only want’s to annihilate the al-Saud dynasty, just like the Shaheed Shia General Abu Muslim al-Khorasani (ra) did.

        Yemenis are fighting for their own cause…and winning.

        • Amine Mansouri

          well, after that Al-Mansour sent abu muslim to death by cutting his head off

          • Icarus Tanović

            Youre evil wahhabi troll.

          • Shuja Pasha

            And than the Abbasids got annihilated by the Mongols :) . Who many Wahhabis say Shias were helping. Sorry kid, you’ll always lose.

            Abu Muslim is a hero, the anti-Shia swines all dead and annihilated.

          • Amine Mansouri

            that’s why nobody wants to work with shias. Russia and China will not intervene if Iran enters war. Shias betrayed the muslims and helped the mongols for the fall of the great abbasid caliphate
            This time the fireworshipers will be anihilated

          • Shuja Pasha

            “that’s why nobody wants to work with shias. Russia and China will not intervene if Iran enters war. ”

            Cheeky statement. Firstly, if you are implying we are at war with Sunnis you are wrong. Only with Salafis and bad rulers. Secondly they have *ALREADY* declared any attack on Iran will lead to them rushing to Iran’s defense..and vice versa.

            “Shias betrayed the muslims and helped the mongols for the fall of the great abbasid caliphate”

            Abbasids yes, but not the Muslims. Our first and foremost job is to protect ourselve, sunnis next. If Sunnis can’t even defend themselves, not really our problem.

            “This time the fireworshipers will be anihilated” We don’t worship fire. Most of us don’t even have a Zoroastrian background as far as ancestry is confirmed, infact 95% of the Shias today have Sunni roots, in other words they or their ancestors converted from Sunni Islam. I’m a Pakistani Shia.

            And you are a stupid troll, whose wet dreams will have him get killed or worse….

          • Shuja Pasha

            Better to get your head cut off by criminals than be their cock-sucking slaves, such as yourself. We Shias bow to know one but Allah (swt).

          • Amine Mansouri

            Allah(swt)? Then why you “pray” to Ali (as) asking him to protect you? that’s awful

          • Shuja Pasha

            We dont pray. He serves as a Wasilah. We implore HIM to act as a intercession for Allah (swt). The concept of Tawheed is real, not fake. Unlike you, who claims to defend the tawhid but acts as a slave for the ‘Shayateen fil Ins’.

        • Icarus Tanović

          Yemenis are fighting agauinst wahhabi monsters for their sanity and life.
          And winning.

      • Shuja Pasha

        So Amine Mansouri, a Saudi cyber troll which you are probably, calm down and wait. Wait kid, wait and watch all your freinds and allies turned into fertilizers.

        You can scream all over the internet all you want, type your lies, which even you probably deep down don’t believe in. But it won’t change a thing on the ground.

      • Icarus Tanović

        Yeah, get out of here!

        • Amine Mansouri

          i really appreciate it. It just tells me the kind of person you are

      • Omega

        The third war in a century in Yemen for KSA’s master, England.

        Strange as it may seem, the answer is that Britain is scared of Yemen. For Yemen is the sole country on the Arab peninsula with the potential power to challenge the colonial stitch-up reached between Britain and the Gulf monarchies it placed in power in the nineteenth century, and who continue to rule to this day.

        https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/02/01/britain-and-the-yemeni-threat/

      • Omega

        You need to get your facts in order.

        The third war in a century in Yemen is for KSA’s master, England.

        Strange as it may seem, the answer is that Britain is scared of Yemen. For Yemen is the sole country on the Arab peninsula with the potential power to challenge the colonial stitch-up reached between Britain and the Gulf monarchies it placed in power in the nineteenth century, and who continue to rule to this day.

        https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/02/01/britain-and-the-yemeni-threat/

  • Mikronos

    ‘Sank’ or ‘had sunk’ three boats.

  • Shuja Pasha

    Why does SouthFront shamelessly quote al-Arabiya. Two years ago they were saying they would conquer Yemen in 4 weeks.

    Calm yo tits dawg.

    • Icarus Tanović

      I asked that same question, while reading the article.

  • Amine Mansouri

    iran will taste its own medicine, soon!
    after iran, israel will be vanished too