The spokesman of the Joint Forces Command (JFC) of the Coalition for the Support of Legitimacy in Yemen, Colonel Turki Al-Malki stated that following the statement issued by JFC of Coalition on Thursday (Sep 18, 2019) regarding the interception and destruction of a remote-controlled booby-trapped boat, the Coalition’s Joint Forces carried out in north of Hodeidah a qualitative operation at dawn today targeting Al-Houthi terrorist militia’s hostile targets that pose a threat to regional and international security.
He explained that the destroyed targets included (4) sites for the assembling and booby-trapping of remote-controlled boats as well as naval mines. These sites are used to carry out hostilities and terrorist operations that threaten maritime shipping lanes and routes and international trade in Bab Al-Mandab Strait and the southern Red Sea.
Colonel Al-Malki further said that Al-Houthi terrorist militia is taking the governorate of Hodeidah as headquarters for launching ballistic missiles, drones, booby-trapped and remote-controlled boats, as well as indiscriminately deploying naval mines, in a clear violation of international humanitarian law and in violation of the provisions of Stockholm Agreement and the ceasefire agreement in Hodeidah.
He stressed that the Coalition’s Joint Forces Command has the legitimate right to take and implement appropriate deterrence measures to deal with these legitimate military goals, in accordance with international humanitarian law and its customary rules, while continuing to support all political efforts to apply Stockholm Agreement and put an end to the coup.