In a statement made by the coalition and in the Saudi Arabian media, “The Houthis have placed 14 sea mines in a week with hostile behavior and a dangerous escalation in the south of the Red Sea.” statements were included.
In the statement, it was stated that the coalition forces destroyed 222 sea mines that pose a threat to commercial ships and oil tankers since 2015, and that sea mines threaten maritime navigation and global trade in the southern Red Sea and the Babül Mandeb Strait.
The Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen have been in control of the capital Sana’a and some regions since September 2014. Coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia have been supporting the Yemeni government against the Houthis since March 2015.
It is seen that the conflicts in the country have intensified in Marib and its surroundings, which is one of the most important strongholds of the government and where oil and natural gas deposits are located.