Arab Coalition Spokesman: Turkish Ship Carrying Wheat Missiled by Houthis off Hodeidah Port

Published May 22nd, 2018 - 08:00 GMT
Arab Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki. (AFP/ File Photo)
Arab Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki. (AFP/ File Photo)

Saudi-led Coaltion spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said during a press conference on Monday that a Turkish ship carrying wheat was attacked by a missile recently off the port of Hodeidah.

Al-Maliki told a news conference that the Turkish ship was attacked by a missile launched from Hodeidah.

Al-Maliki said the Houthi militia, who claimed responsibility, was preventing relief aid reaching Yemenis during Ramadan and continued to use civilians as human shields on the front lines.

He announced the opening of an aid center of the King Salman Center on the island of Socotra. He also confirmed that a number of villages in the Saada governorate had been secured and the Yemeni flag had been raised.

Al-Maliki said the situation was safe on the Saudi-Yemeni border and that the morale of the militia fighters had collapsed.

 
This article has been adapted from its original source.

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