Saturday, 28 Mar 2020

The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen: Targeting Operation in (Al Salif) of Remote Controlled Exploding Boats and Naval Mines Assembly, Rigging and Launch Sites of the Terrorist Iran-backed Houthi Militia

Riyadh, Statement by the Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen COL Turki Al-Malki that “The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition has conducted a targeting operation at (0030) this morning in (Al Salif) directorate against legitimate military targets, that threaten regional and international security, of the terrorist Iran-backed Houthi militia.

The destroyed targets include (6) Remote Controlled Exploding Boats and naval mines assembly, rigging and launch sites, these locations are used to prepare execution of hostile action and terrorist operations that threaten Sea Lines of Communication and International Trade in the Southern Red Sea and Bab-El-Mandeb strait. The targeting operation conforms with the Customary International Humanitarian Law, and all preventative measures have been taken to protect civilians as well as UN and INGO locations that are situated (2.1) KM from targeted locations.

The terrorist Iran-backed Houthi militia is using Hodeida Governorate as a ballistic missile, UAV, remote controlled exploding boat launch hub and naval mine indiscriminate deployment in a blatant violation of the International Humanitarian Law and the Stockholm Agreement’s Hodeida Ceasefire.

The Joint Forces Command will continue to apply necessary procedures and measures to handle these legitimate military targets in accordance with the Customary International Humanitarian Law, and support all political efforts to implement the Stockholm Agreement and put an end to the coup.”

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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