COL Turki Al-Malki

Riyadh - SPA
Targeting and Destruction of (2) Bomb-laden Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) of the Terrorist, Iran-backed Houthi Militia Which Pose An Imminent Threat On International Navigation

Statement by the Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen COL Turki Al-Malki

“The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition has conducted at (0320) this morning a targeting and destruction operation against two legitimate military targets of the terrorist, Iran-backed Houthi militia (6) km South of Saleef port. These targets posed an imminent threat to Sea Lines of Communication, international trade and regional and international security.

The destroyed targets are two bomb-laden USVs (6) km South of Saleef port, (215) m offshore, prepared to imminently execute hostile and terrorist actions in Bab Al-Mandab Strait and Southern Red Sea. The operation is in line with the customary International Humanitarian Law, and all precautionary measures were taken to protect civilians

The terrorist Houthi militia uses Hodeida governorate as a ballistic missile and bomb-laden UAV and USV launch site, in addition to the indiscriminate deployment of naval mines in a blatant violation of the International Humanitarian Law and the provisions of the Stockholm Agreement.

The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition will continue to implement all necessary measures and procedures to handle legitimate military targets such as these, in accordance with the customary International Humanitarian Law, and its support to the efforts of the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General to implement the Stockholm Agreement, end the coup and reach a sustainable, comprehensive political solution to the Yemeni crisis.”

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