A Saudi border guard watches as he stands in a boat off the coast of the Red Sea. (Reuters)

December 28, 2020

The Arab Coalition has said it has found and destroyed give Iranian-made “Sadaf” naval mines during the past 24 hours, according to a statement.

The coalition said it has seen an increase in the Houthi militia’s activity in planting naval mines in the southern parts of the Red Sea and the Bab al-Mandab strait in recent weeks.

“The planting of mines by the Houthi militias, with Iranian support, represents a serious threat to the shipping and international trade routes,” the coalition said in a statement.

On December 25, a naval mine planted by the Houthi militia hit a commercial cargo ship in the southern Red Sea, leading to minor damages.

The Arab Coalition said the attack led to minor damage to the bow of the ship, without causing any human losses.

Al Arabiya

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