• Yemenis target Saudi military boat in counter-strike

Yemeni naval forces have targeted and destroyed a Saudi military boat off the war-torn country’s northwestern coast, killing all aboard the vessel.

The al-Masirah television network reported that the retaliatory attack by Yemen's Ansarullah movement took place off the Midi coast on Wednesday.

The Saudi-led coalition has not yet commented on the counter-attack, which came amid a rise in its airstrikes on the port city of Hudaydah, a lifeline for millions of people.

Earlier reports suggested that 86 Yemenis had over the past two days fallen victim to Saudi-led air raids on the strategic Red Sea port city.

AFP cited military and medical sources as saying on Tuesday that the Saudi aerial assaults had pounded an area close to the Hudaydah port, two farms and two training camps for the Ansarullah movement in the past 48 hours.

Rescue personnel and medical sources said the airstrikes had killed 79 Ansarullah defenders and seven civilians.



Oct 10, 2018 17:42 UTC