NCRI – According to a report by Al-Arabiya Farsi on November 16, the patrol boats and helicopters belonging to Arab coalition forces tracked down and stopped two boats in the red sea, following the inspection of which they discovered and seized a lot of weapons and modern telecommunication equipments.
According to the report, the operation was carried out two days after the coalition fighter jets targeted and destroyed two other boats near Al-Salif which were also smuggling weapons for the militias.
Media sources close to the Yemeni popular forces in Al-Hadida province report that the crew of the two seized boats have told the coalition forces that they were smuggling guns and ammunition for Houthi militias from a port in Iran’s coastal waters.
Earlier, it was found out during a military tracking operation that the islands of Zuqar and Hanish were used as the two main bases for smuggling weapons.by Houthi militias and their main supporting country Iran.
After the coalition forces took over control of the two islands from the Houthis, the militias have been using the Kamaran island near the port of Al-Hudaydah for this purpose.
The Iranian ships either unload the smuggled weapons in this island or transfer it to the putschists’ boats to be headed to Yemen’s western borders.
According to western sources, a lot of smuggled weapons have been unloaded in the following locations:
• Zebab, 30 km north of Bab-el-Mandeb
• Almakha port, 60 km north of Bab-el-Mandeb in western Taiz province
• Along the coastlines of Al-Hadida province, like the port of Al-Khaufe located 90 km from Bab-el-Mandeb
• And finally in the port of Al-Hudaydah
Recently, the militias have been using the port of Al-Salif located 70 km north of the port of Al-Hudaydah.
The smuggled weapons include heat-seeking missiles, ammunition and spare parts.
The Iranian ships transfer the bigger missiles in the middle of the sea in the Gulf of Aden to mid-size boats so as to be unloaded in western regions of Yemen.