The world community has taken the recent drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil reserves as a personal attack. This maybe is a reason that the Arab coalition has started coming down heavily on the Houthi militias in Yemen who recently announced that they had launched a military operation in the north of Hodeidah against legitimate military targets.
The coalition is said to have destroyed four sites used to gather and booby-trap remote boats and maritime mines.
Political analysts have been hinting on the fact that despite spending a sizable amount on military equipment and know-how, the Kingdom did not pre-empt the drone attacks. While the Kingdom has sent out a message that the attacks have not hampered its oil economy, it is time for the defense ministry to pull up their socks.
There is now definite tightening on maritime routes that could hamper international trade.
The destruction of hostile sites looks like it is contributing to preserving the freedom of maritime navigation, an official statement from the coalition confirms. It also added that the operation abides by International law.
The coalition has already sounded civilians and warned them to stay away from the targeted locations for their own safety. Earlier, the coalition intercepted and destroyed a Houthi boat laden with explosives in the Red Sea.
“The coalition’s naval forces detected an attempt by the terrorist Houthi militia backed by Iran to carry out an imminent act of aggression and terrorism in the southern Red Sea using an unmanned, rigged boat … launched from Hodeidah province,” coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki said in a statement. Al-Maliki said Thursday’s foiled attack represented a threat to regional and international security and the safety of maritime routes and international trade.
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