Yemen's Houthi forces have threatened to shoot down Saudi vessels found anywhere near Red Sea ports controlled by the Yemeni rebels with the newly launched 'underwater' torpedo missiles.
The torpedo, nicknamed Al-Manbab, is reportedly capable of hitting enemy ships from far away, although the exact firing reach remains unknown, Almasdar News reports Tuesday.
In retaliation to Saudi-led coalition's annoucement to shut down all Yemen ground, air and sea ports, the Houthi rebels said they could be deploying this newly launched anti-ship missile“very soon” targetting Saudi ships near the strategic port city of Hudaydah.
The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi movement in Yemen said on Monday that it would close all air, land and sea ports to the Arabian Peninsula country to stem the flow of arms from Iran.
The announcement comes a day after Saudi air defense forces reported that they had intercepted a ballistic missile in midair that was fired from Yemen over northern Riyadh. This follows another attack on October 30 when a missile was fired from inside of Yemen at a Saudi army base in the Aseer province on the border between the two countries.
The fighting in Yemen, which Saudi Arabia joined in 2015 to restore ousted Yemen President Abdurabu Mansur Hadi to power, is just one of the conflicts in the Middle East pitting the two powers on opposing sides.
Houthi forces in Yemen have claimed to have shot down a US MQ-9 surveillance drone in the capital Sanaa. “A military source said (Houthi) air defense shot down a U
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Houthis rebels from war-torn Yemen launched a failed missile attack against a US Navy destroyer on Sunday, a US military spokesman said. Two missiles failed to hit the US Navy ship after being launched, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told Reuters news agency
The Iran-aligned Houthi rebels claimed to have fired a ballistic missile at Saudi Arabias biggest oil provider Aramco facility in Asir, Houthi-run media outlet Almasirah reported on Tuesday. The Saudi state television reported on Wednesday that the missile was successfully intercepted
The Iran-backed Houthi militants in Yemen said it fired on Thursday a ballistic missile toward a military airport in Saudi border province of Najran, Saba news agency reported. However, Saudi media reported that Saudi air defense intercepted the missile and destroyed it over Nijran
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Saudi Arabia has put up contact numbers to report on the list of 40 names of leaders and elements responsible for supporting terrorist activities in the Houthi group. Saudi Arabia considers these people as primarily responsible for planning, implementing and supporting various terrorist activities in the Houthi group and requests information from inside and outside Yemen, Saudi Arabia press reported Tuesday
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