Yemen’s Navy Vows to Sink Saudi-Led Warships in Territorial Waters
“In case of witnessing any uncoordinated movements near Yemen’s territorial waters or trespass of our sea border, the vessels of Saudi Arabia and its allies will be destroyed,” the Yemeni navy said in a statement on Tuesday.
The Yemeni navy’s statement came after the Yemeni army and popular forces targeted and destroyed an Emirati warship in the waters near Bab al-Mandab Strait on Saturday.
The UAE warship was targeted with Yemeni missiles in the Al-Mukha coastal waters in the province of Ta’iz. Some reports said the warship did not belong to the UAE army and had been rented from the US for the Yemen war.
Some 22 UAE navies were killed in the attack.
The sunken ship had repeatedly fired rockets at residential areas in Ta’iz province, inflicting casualties and destruction there.
Other Saudi-led battleships that were approaching Yemen’s coasts retreated fast following the attack.
The coast of Al-Mukha is located in Bab al-Mandab strait and the Saudi-led forces have been trying hard for several months now to win control over the coastal regions near the waterway.
On February 24, the Yemeni army missiles targeted and destroyed another Saudi-led warship in the Red Sea in al-Mukha coastal waters.
“The missile fired by the army and popular forces destroyed the Saudi warship in al-Mukha coastal waters as it was heading towards the al-Faza coastal region in al-Hudayda province,” Arabic-language media outlets quoted a military source as saying.
The military source reiterated that the Saudi vessel was the 10th of its kind sinking in waters offshore Yemen in the last six months.
On December 28, the Yemeni forces destroyed a Saudi-led coalition warship in al-Mukha coast.
On December 11, the Yemeni forces targeted and destroyed a Saudi warship in the waters near Bab al-Mandeb Strait.
On December 5, the Yemeni forces destroyed a Saudi-led coalition warship in al-Mukha coast.
On November 25, the Yemeni forces targeted and destroyed a Saudi warship in the waters near Bab al-Mandab Strait.
On November 15, Yemeni forces destroyed a Saudi-led coalition warship in al-Mukha coast.
On November 7, Yemeni forces fired rockets at a Saudi-led coalition warship and destroyed it near al-Mukha coast.
On October 25, the Yemeni forces hit and destroyed another Saudi warship in Bab al-Mandab Strait
On October 11, another ship which belonged to the Egyptian army and named al-Mahrousa was destroyed by Yemeni missiles in the coastal waters near al-Mukha coast.
On October 9, Yemeni army and popular forces also fired missiles at a Saudi warship, and destroyed it in Bab al-Mandab Strait.
The warship was wrecked off the Southwestern coast of Yemen, in the Bab al-Mandab Strait, which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden.