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Houthis target Saudi warship off Yemen’s western coast

The undated photo, provided by the media bureau of Yemen’s Operations Command, shows smoke rising from a Saudi warship after being targeted by a Yemeni missile.

Fighters from Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement have targeted a Saudi warship off the country’s western coast in retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s deadly military campaign on the impoverished nation. 

Arabic-language al-Masirah television network tweeted on Wednesday that Yemen’s naval force had targeted the Saudi military’s Dammam battleship.

So far, there has been no comment from the Saudi-led coalition. There have been no immediate reports of damage or casualties either.

Saudi Arabia and its allies launched the war in March 2015 in support of Yemen’s former Riyadh-friendly government and against the Houthis.

Yemeni forces regularly target positions inside Saudi Arabia and fire rockets at the coalition’s warships in retaliatory attacks against the Riyadh-led military operation on Yemen.

Last month, the Yemeni navy said it had managed to target a warship belonging to the Saudi-led coalition off the coast of Mukha port city in Ta’izz Province.

According to a military source, the warship was carrying out hostile acts in the territorial waters of Yemen when it was targeted.

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