Houthi militia attacks Saudi oil tanker in the Red Sea

Richard Cowley News and Events

The Arab Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen has said Houthi militia on Wednesday targeted a Saudi oil tanker in the Red Sea.

The coalition confirmed that the oil tanker suffered minor damage in the terrorist attack and explained that the militia almost caused an environmental disaster.

The coalition reiterated the continued threat to the maritime security in the Red Sea by the Houthi terrorist militia. Earlier this year the Houthis attempted a similar attack on a Saudi oil tanker in April and later in June on fishing vessels. In the latter, boats belonging to Houthi militia were captured with rocket-propelled grenades and missiles on board.