Fighters of the Yemeni Ansarullah movement and their allies have struck an Emirati vessel off the coast of Ta’izz province.
A military source says the Yemeni forces fired several rockets at the ship and destroyed it early Saturday. The vessel, owned by the United Arab Emirates’ Navy, is reportedly a high-speed logistical ship capable of locating mines, controlling military operations and transporting troops and equipment. The ship formerly belonged to the US Navy. Ansarullah fighters working in tandem with the Yemeni army have so far destroyed several hostile warships and boats. The UAE is part of the Saudi-led coalition in the war against Yemen which has left thousands dead in the impoverished country.
Yemeni forces destroy Emirati military vessel: al-Masirah
October 1, 2016
Yemeni forces have targeted and destroyed an Emirati military vessel in a rocket attack near the Red Sea port city of Mokha, al-Masirah TV said.
A military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Ansarullah fighters and allied army forces launched rockets at an HSV-2 Swift hybrid catamaran operated by the Emirati navy off the shores of the Red Sea port city of Mokha early on Saturday, al-Masirah television reported.
The catamaran was reportedly a high-speed logistical ship capable of locating mines, controlling military operations and transporting troops and equipment. The vessel formerly belonged to the US navy, al-Masirah said.
Ansarullah fighters working in cooperation with the Yemeni army have so far destroyed several hostile warships and boats.
On October 10, 2015, Yemeni army forces destroyed a Saudi warship in a missile attack in the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden. That development came only three days after Yemeni forces managed to destroy another Saudi vessel in the area.
Source: Press TV
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