Houthi marine mines threaten international shipping line off Hajjah, al-Hodeidah

English - الأربعاء 12 ديسمبر 2018 الساعة 12:28 م
Hajjah - Newsyeen

The Marine Formation Forces found more than 230 marine mines planted by Houthi militia in areas along the coasts bordering the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah, a military source said to Newsyemen Tuesday.

The source said that the marine formation forces, with the participation of experts of the Arab Coalition, detonated 400 sea mines, in different shapes and sizes, in the last three years, while the teams continue surveys of the Houthi marine mines.

The mines were planted on the coasts of Midi and Abas in Hajjah province, as well as parts of the coasts of al-Hodeidah province and on international waters on the Red Sea, west Yemen.

In February, Marine Formation Forces found 29 marine mines planted by Houthis, whereas Houthis continue to plant hundreds of sea mines on the Red Sea coasts to impede international navigation.

The military engineering teams of the marine formation work to survey and extract mines and secure the maritime coasts under the control of the army to avoid its dangerous on fishermen and international shipping line on the Red Sea.