Riyadh, Statement by the Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, COL Turki Al-Malki
At (0200), Wednesday, 05 February 2020, Coalition Naval forces responded to a communication reporting the sinking of a fishing boat in International Waters in the Red Sea as a result of a naval mine explosion
Six Egyptian fishermen were on the boat, three of them were rescued, and the other three were killed by the naval mine explosion, may Allah accept them.
The terrorist Iran-backed Houthi militia's continuation of planting and deploying naval mines is a serious threat to maritime navigation and international trade in South of Red Sea and Bab-el-mandeb strait.
The Coalition will carry on its efforts to neutralize maritime and naval mine threats. A total of (137) mines, planted and deployed indiscriminately by the Houthi militia in South of Red Sea and Bab-el-Mandeb strait, were discovered and destroyed.
Source: Saudi Press Agency