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Bahrain condemns attempted Houthi attack in Red Sea

The coalition said that the militia was planning to use the boats in attacks on oil tankers crossing the Bab Al-Mandab Strait. (AFP/File)
The coalition said that the militia was planning to use the boats in attacks on oil tankers crossing the Bab Al-Mandab Strait. (AFP/File)
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24 Mar 2022 01:03:00 GMT9
24 Mar 2022 01:03:00 GMT9

Arab News

RIYADH: Bahrain condemned on Wednesday attempts by Yemen’s Houthi militia to carry out attacks in the Red Sea, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.

The Iran-backed militia attempted to use two explosive-laden boats for the attack but it was thwarted by the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen.

The coalition said that the militia was planning to use the boats in attacks on oil tankers crossing the Bab Al-Mandab Strait.

The attempt to launch the two boats was prepared from Yemen’s Hodeidah governorate, the Coalition added.

The Bahraini Foreign Ministry said that the failed attack is a desperate attempt to threaten the security of maritime navigation and global trade lines.

It also praised the the forces of the coalition for foiling the attack.

Bahrain renewed its call on the international community to take strict and decisive measures against these repeated terrorist operations that threaten regional peace and security.

The coalition released videos of Wednesday’s operation.

On Sunday, a fire broke out at an Aramco distribution center in Jeddah after it was targeted by a Houthi attack.

The small fire, which was brought under control, after one of the tanks at the distribution station was hit, did not cause any casualties.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation member states foreign minister condemned the terrorist attacks on Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

At the 48th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers held in the Pakistani capital Islamabad and concluded on Wednesday, the ministers also welcomed the UN Security Council Resolution No. 2624 designating the Houthi group a terrorist organization.

They expressed solidarity with the Yemeni people, and called for an immediate cessation of attacks targeting the Yemeni civilians, sexual violence, recruitment and exploitation of children, and the use of landmines.

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