The Arab Coalition supporting the legitimate governmentin Yemen said early Sunday it carried out an operation against Houthimilitary targets in Yemen's Salif, state news agency SPA reported.
"The targeted locations were used by the Iran-backed Houthimilitias to assemble and launch booby-trapped remote-controlled boats and seamines," said Coalition Spokesperson Colonel Turki al-Maliki.
"These sites are used to carry out attacks and terroristoperations that threaten shipping lines and international trade in the Babal-Mandab Strait and the southern Red Sea," He added.
Al-Maliki also noted that "the Houthi militias uses the HodeidahGovernorate as base to launch ballistic missiles, drones, booby-trappedremote-operated boats, as well as the random deployment of sea mines inflagrant violation of international humanitarian law and a violation of theprovisions of the Stockholm cease-fire agreement in Hodeidah."
The coalition had called on civilians to stay away from thetargeted sites and asserted that the military operation was conducted in a waythat follows international humanitarian law and that it took thenecessary precautionary measures.