The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen: Interception, Destruction of Bomb-Laden USV Launched by Terrorist, Iran-Backed Houthi Militia from Hodeida Governorate

Monday 1442/1/12 - 2020/08/31
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Riyadh, August 30, 2020, SPA -- Statement by the Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen COL Turki Al-Malki
“Coalition Navy Forces detected this evening (Sunday, 30 August 2020) an attempt by the terrorist Houthi militia to carry out a hostile, terrorist act in Southern Red Sea using a bomb-laden Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) launched from Hodeida Governorate.
The USV, which poses a threat to regional, international security, Sea Lines of Communication and International Trade, was destroyed.
The Houthi militia is using Hodeida Governorate as a ballistic-missile, bomb-laden UAV, USV launch site, and a point of indiscriminate deployment of naval mines in a clear, blatant violation of the international humanitarian law and the Stockholm Agreement’s ceasefire provisions.
The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition will continue to implement all rigorous, deterrent measures against this terrorist militia, and neutralize, destroy such capabilities that pose a threat to regional and international security.”
-- SPA
00:25 LOCAL TIME 21:25 GMT