The Saudi-led Arab coalition announced on Saturday that it had carried out an operation targeting an area used by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen to assemble and booby-trap vessels.
The operation, targeting the al-Jabana camp in the Yemeni coastal province of Hodeidah, helped thwart imminent Houthi attacks in the southern Red Sea area, added the coalition.
Four explosives-laden boats that were ready to be used in attacks were destroyed in the operation.
The coalition stressed that its efforts have helped protect marine navigation and international trade routes in the Mandeb Strait and southern Red Sea area.
The coalition released images of the operation, revealing that its efforts have so far destroyed 91 booby-trapped boats.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia welcomed the United Nations Security Council’s condemnation of Houthi attacks on civilian locations in the Kingdom.
The Foreign Ministry said the Council’s statement underscores the importance its members place on the Yemeni crisis and the need to resolve it politically.
UN Security Council had condemned on the cross-border attacks by the Houthi militias against Saudi Arabia.
It highlighted the October 8 attack on King Abdullah Airport and the drone attacks striking the Abha civilian airport.
The Council also called for an end to the escalation by the militias in Yemen’s strategic city of Marib.
Council members condemned the increasing number of incidents off the coast of Yemen, including attacks on civilian and commercial ships, which pose a significant risk to the maritime security of vessels in the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea.