Saudi-led coalition forces destroy 2 boats laden with explosives launched by Iran-backed terrorists

BREAKING: Naval forces from the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-backed Houthi terrorists in Yemen said it destroyed two explosive-laden boats in the Red Sea.

The two remotely controlled boats were threatening navigation, the coalition said. They were destroyed south of the Yemeni port of Salif, it added.

Yemen lies along the Bab al-Mandeb strait at the southern mouth of the Red Sea, one of the most important trade routes for oil tankers heading from the Middle East to Europe.

The Western-backed coalition intervened in Yemen to try to restore the internationally recognized government that was ousted from power in the capital Sanaa in late 2014 by the Iran-backed terrorists, who now control most major urban centers.