Houthis target Saudi oil tanker off Yemen

Houthis target Saudi oil tanker off Yemen

Houthis target Saudi oil tanker off Yemen

SABA news agency gave the same toll and accused the coalition of using cluster bombs in that attack in Kataf city.

The Saudi Air Defense Forces on Thursday intercepted a ballistic missile launched by the Houthi militias over Najran. Col.

The missile targeted the military airport of Apache helicopters at the Saudi Special Forces Camp in Najran, Houthis said in a statement without providing further details.

On Dec. 19, 2017, the Houthi movement fired a ballistic missile toward the royal palace in the Saudi capital of Riyadh.

The Red Sea is a key shipping route for world trade that connects the Middle East to Europe via the Suez Canal. He pointed out that the port of Hodeidah is a starting point for operations threatening maritime navigation, and Houthi militias threaten air navigation over Sanaa.

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In November, the coalition tightened the blockade after the Huthis fired a missile into Saudi Arabia that was intercepted near Riyadh's worldwide airport.

The Shiite Huthi rebels control the main port of Hodeida among a string of Red Sea ports on Yemen's western coast that are vital entry points for food imports and aid.

Al-Maliki continued to say the Houthis are using the port of Hudaydah as a means for "smuggling advanced weaponry, but also as a launch pad for attacks on global ships".

Yemen, one of the Arab world's poorest countries, is embroiled in a proxy war between the Houthis, who are allied with Iran, and a USA -backed military coalition headed by Saudi Arabia.

More than 10,000 people have been killed in the Yemen conflict, millions have been displaced and are at risk of acute hunger and malnutrition and one million have been infected with cholera.

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