Yemeni army backed by popular committees launched a missile attack against a Saudi warship and managed to destroy it.
Yemen’s Saba news agency reported that the warship was wrecked off the southwestern coast of Yemen on Wednesday in the Bab al-Mandab Strait, which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden.
The agency added that other Saudi battleships fled the area following the attack.
According to the report, the sunken ship had repeatedly fired rockets on residential areas in the southwestern province of Taiz, inflicting casualties and destruction there.
Yemen has been since March 26 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition. Thousands have been martyred and injured in the attack, with the vast majority of them are civilians.
Riyadh launched the attack on Yemen in a bid to restore power to fugitive president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi who is a close ally to Saudi Arabia.
However, Yemeni army, backed by popular committees and tribal fighter has been responding to the aggression by targeting several Saudi border military posts and cleansing several areas across the country, especially the country’s south, from Hadi and al-Qaeda-linked militias.