Video: Yemen Rebels Attack Saudi Ship In Violent Explosion

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A video surfaced Monday of an attack on a Saudi warship that was on patrol on the western coast of Yemen.

The attack was by the Iranian-backed Yemen rebels, the Houthi militia.  Iran and Yemen are two of the seven countries on President Trump’s travel ban list.

Business Insider reports that 176 sailors and officers were on board the ship. Saudia Arabia has confirmed that two Saudi sailors were killed in the attack and three were injured.

In the video, as the explosion occurs on the ship, the rebels are heard screaming, “Allahu Akbar! Death to Israel, Death to America!”

The Saudis reported that the attack came from three suicide boats when one of the boats hit the rear of the ship and caused an explosion.

However, according to the Houthis, the explosion was caused by a guided missile.

Reuters reports that this was the second time the Houthis have attacked a ship in the last six months, and fighting reportedly has escalated in the past weeks between the Irian-backed Houthis and the fighters behind Yemen’s official government.

H/T: Business Insider, Reuters

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