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Yemen, the Houthi aim the oil tankers in the Bab el-Mandeb strait

The Houthi target the oil tankers in the Bab el-Mandeb Strait. Saudi Arabia foils a bomb attack with two boats set sail from Hodiedah. Shiite militiamen launched a campaign against the “enemy” energy sector

The Houthi in Yemen are raising the bar for attacks on Saudi Arabia and the Coalition countries. Ryad’s security forces thwarted an attempt by Shia militiamen to sink oil tankers in the Bab el-Mandeb Strait. Military sources reveal that two boats full of explosives were intercepted, which were preparing to sail from the Hodiedah governorate. The Strait, also called the Gate of Tears, is of strategic importance for global trade flows. This is because it connects the Gulf of Aden with the Mediterranean via the Suez Canal. Consequently, ships carrying oil and gas also pass through it. The energy sector, in fact, has become one of the main focus of the Houthis, who have launched a campaign of targeted attacks from Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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