Saudi-led coalition destroys Houthi targets in Yemen's Hodeidah

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RIYADH, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen destroyed on Friday dawn some "hostile targets" in the north of Yemeni city Hodeidah, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The operation was carried after the coalition intercepted and destructed a remote-controlled booby-trapped boat south the Red Sea on Thursday.

The coalition spokesperson Turki Al Maliki said that the targets pose a threat to regional and international security.

The destroyed targets included four 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, the spokesperson explained.

The U.S. and Saudi Arabia blamed Iran for being behind the attacks on two oil facilities of Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

Yemeni Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the attacks, but the U.S. and Saudi Arabia pointed the finger at Iran for sponsoring the attacks, citing the weapons used are Iranian-made.

But the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, which are still working to determine the launch sites for the attacks, have not determined how to respond to the attacks that have impacted the global energy supply by knocking out half of Saudi oil output. Enditem

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