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Neutralizing a naval mine planted by the Houthi militia in the Red Sea

The engineering teams of the joint forces on the western coast found a naval mine planted by the Houthi militia in the waters of the Red Sea.

The military media of the joint forces reported that a patrol of the coast guard in the Red Sea sector informed the competent authorities in the joint forces about the presence of a sea mine that washed up near the shores of the city of Khokha, south of Hodeidah.

He explained that an engineering team from the Saudi project to clear Yemeni lands of mines “Pores” was quick to deal with the mine, neutralize it and get rid of it by detonating it in a place far from the shore.

It is noteworthy that the engineering teams in the joint forces have managed, during the past three years, to dismantle hundreds of naval mines that were deployed by the Houthi militia in the waters and shores of the western coast.

A human rights report monitored the Houthi militia committing about 504 terrorist crimes against maritime navigation off Yemen, in violations that amount to war crimes.

The report on Houthi maritime crimes documented about 504 violations, including 183 cases of targeting international commercial cargo ships and military ships, and 49 cases of using the Red Sea shores to smuggle Iranian weapons to Yemen.

In addition, 17 violations were recorded related to the targeting and planting of 192 Houthi mines in the waters of the Red Sea, and 63 attacks on fishermen and looting of their property.

The Yemeni government had previously warned of the dangerous and unprecedented threat posed by Houthi naval mines to the safety of commercial ships and the security of navigation in the international corridors of the Red Sea and the Bab al-Mandab Strait.

Marine mines planted by the Houthi militia have also killed dozens of fishermen on the Yemeni coast.

As a result of these mines, the fishing movement has stopped in many areas, which has affected thousands of families who depend on the fishing profession.


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