The Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Houthi group in Yemen has destroyed two explosive-laden boats in the Red Sea on Thursday, the coalition's spokesperson said. The two remotely controlled boats belonged to Houthi forces and were threatening navigation, according to the spokesperson's statement carried on Saudi state news agency SPA. The boats were destroyed 6km (3.7 miles) south of the Yemeni port of Salif. Arabic media cited a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, Turki al-Malki, as saying the Houthis' boats had posed an "imminent threat to sea lines of communication, international trade and regional and international security". "[The boats] were prepared to imminently execute hostile and terrorist actions in the Bab Al Mandab Strait and Southern Red Sea," said al-Maliki.
An air strike on Yemen's capital by a Saudi-led military coalition has killed dozens of Houthi rebels including at least two commanders, Saudi television reported. Saudi state-owned news channel Al-Ekhbariya on Saturday said two high-ranking rebels were killed in the raid in Sanaa on Friday evening. Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya television said a total of 38 rebels were killed in the strike on a Houthi interior ministry building. A police building adjacent to the Houthi-controlled ministry was also struck. The Houthis confirmed an air strike on Sanaa but gave no details.