Saudi-led coalition destroys 4 Houthi boats in Hodeidah, Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition said Saturday it had destroyed four booby-trapped boats by Houthi rebels in western Yemen.
The boats were targeted in an attack on a rebel site used for manufacturing explosive-laden boats in al-Jabana base in the coastal Hodeidah province, the coalition said in a statement cited by the Saudi state news agency SPA.
The statement said the boats were ready “to be used in carrying out imminent hostile acts and assaults."
Houthi rebels, backed by Iran, regularly announce rocket, drone and boat attacks on Saudi targets.
Yemen has been beset by violence and chaos since 2014, when Houthi rebels overran much of the country, including the capital, Sanaa.
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the conflict has claimed more than 233,000 lives.