SUEZ CRISIS: Yemen rebels threaten to choke major shipping lane using BOMB BOATS

REBELS in Yemen are using remote-controlled boats loaded with explosives to target Saudi oil tankers in an attempt to block access to one of the world’s busiest shipping routes.

Houthi fighters, backed by Iran, reportedly piloted the bomb-laden vessel from the safety of a nearby ship and set it on course to smash into a tanker in a stretch of ocean which effectively controls access to the Suez Canal.

The ship was destroyed by Gulf coalition forces before it managed to reach its target, but the rebels have vowed to continue their attempts until Saudi-led troops end their advance towards the Houthi stronghold of Hodeidah.

And the coalition also warned...
source: Express

2018-01-12 15:29
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