Saudi-led coalition foiled boat attacks in Yemen: report

Saudi-led coalition says it foiled boat attacks in Yemen's Hodeidah province
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The coalition say they destroyed three explosive laden boats in the Hodeidah province
The boats the coalition destroyed were reportedly readied for imminent attacks [Getty]

The Saudi-Led coalition destroyed three explosives-laden boats in the Yemeni province of Hodeidah that had been readied for imminent attacks, the Saudi state-news agency said on Wednesday.

The coalition added that its efforts helped to protect the shipping lanes and international trade in the Bab al-Mandeb strait and the southern Red Sea, the agency quoted a statement as saying.

The coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015, backing forces of the ousted government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi against the Iran-aligned Houthis.

The conflict has dragged on, killing tens of thousands, including in coalition air strikes, and causing what the United Nations describes as the world's largest humanitarian crisis.