Yemeni legitimate forces thwart a Houthi militia operation in the Red Sea

Today, the Arab Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen thwarted a terrorist operation targeting international navigation in the Red Sea, hours after the coalition's air defenses intercepted and destroyed Houthi drones and missiles launched towards southern Saudi Arabia.

 The Arab coalition announced the destruction of a booby-trapped boat in Hodeidah and thwarting an imminent attack targeting navigation, noting that a total of 106 booby-trapped boats were destroyed, posing a threat to freedom of navigation in the southern Red Sea.

The coalition affirmed that its efforts contributed to the protection of shipping lines and global trade.

Local sources in Al-Hodeidah reported that successive explosions occurred in the Al-Kataib area in the Al-Mina district in the center of Al-Hodeidah governorate, as a result of the destruction of Houthi booby-trapped boats that were preparing to carry out a terrorist operation in the waters of the Red Sea.

The sources indicated that coalition raids targeted Houthi boats and a workshop for making and installing mines and booby-trapping Houthi boats, supervised by foreign elements within the framework of the city located near the port of Hodeidah, which the militias use to smuggle weapons and sea mines.

Local and navigational sources in Hodeidah had revealed the arrival of naval mines and weapons, including drones and ballistic missiles, to the Houthis during the past few days.

The Hodeidah operation comes hours after the coalition announced the interception and destruction of nine marches launched by the Houthi militia towards Jazan, Khamis Mushait, Taif, Yanbu and Dhahran Al-Janoub in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The coalition indicated that the Houthi attacks tried to target economic and civilian facilities in Saudi Arabia.

During the past few days, the militias have carried out ballistic missile operations and mobile launch bases, and moved drones from Sanaa and Hodeidah to separate areas of the governorates of Al-Jawf and Marib. .

The Houthi attacks coincided with Gulf and international efforts to hold peace talks between the Yemeni parties in Riyadh, as well as the discussion of the UN envoy to Yemen, "Grundberg", with the chief Houthi negotiator, Muhammad Abdul Salam, and Omani officials in Muscat, to address the humanitarian situation, including a possible truce in the blessed month of Ramadan.

A media statement by Grundberg's office stated that he met, on Saturday, with the chief Houthi negotiator and Omani officials in Muscat to discuss the ongoing United Nations consultations and efforts to address the humanitarian situation in Yemen, including a possible truce in the month of Ramadan.

On the other hand, the coalition fighters destroyed legitimate military targets of the militias in the governorates of Al-Jawf and Hajjah, which led to the destruction of combat mechanisms and the death and injury of a number of militias.

In Saada, the Yemeni legitimate forces carried out an offensive operation on Houthi sites in separate areas of the Shada border district, while the coalition fighters targeted a Houthi site in the Allaf area of ​​Sahar District, Saada, killing a number of Houthi terrorist elements and destroying a variety of combat equipment.

In Marib, the army and tribes forces carried out a counter-attack on the Houthis in the Ramli axis in the Juba district, south of the governorate, during which they were able to make qualitative progress, according to field sources, confirming the transformation of the army’s operations from defense to attack in the southern axis of Marib.

The sources reported that the forces and tribes achieved qualitative victories at dawn today at the expense of the militias on the southern fronts, and reached the Al-Rardha area in the vicinity of Al-Faliha, east of Al-Juba, and destroyed nine Houthi combat mechanisms in the operation.

She explained that extensive Houthi lures to the sand axis were carried out and dealt with, which inflicted heavy losses on the Houthis among its elements, including prominent leaders, as well as the destruction of those combat mechanisms.

In Al-Jawf, the militias, as part of the liquidation process in their ranks, liquidated the Houthi leader, Abdul Rahman Al-Moayad, in the Al-Humaydat District, affiliated to the governorate.

According to the sources, the liquidation of Al-Moayad, who is one of the Zaidi scholars who supervise the guidance and institutes of Zaydism, comes after he was subjected to threats by the leaders of the terrorist Houthi militias of liquidation.

The sources indicated that the militias recently liquidated and arrested a large number of Zaidi scholars in their areas of control, against the background of their rejection of the Houthi ideological tendencies.

In Al-Hodeidah, sources in the joint forces reported that the engineering teams of the joint forces began today to carry out a large-scale cleansing operation of the liberated areas in Wadi Nakhleh, heading towards the west of Ibb governorate, adjacent to the Hays district in the south of Al-Hodeidah.


The sources confirmed that the engineering teams are conducting a process of dismantling Houthi minefields in Wadi Nakhla, as well as clearing secondary roads east of Hays District, to facilitate the movement of civilians and people traveling through those roads.

In Sana’a, a Yemeni human rights report documented 1,395 crimes and various violations committed by militias against women, including 22 murders, 67 kidnappings, 250 raids and raids on homes and 20 women’s shops, and the confiscation of 12 women’s property, according to the Capital Media Center.

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