Yemeni forces launch ‘Operation Naval Arrow’ to remove Houthi mines
Yemen’s legitimate forces launched an operation codenamed Naval Arrow on Sunday in an effort to remove naval mines which they say were planted by Houthi militias.
The mines, which are believed to have been sourced from Iran and which are used in old-fashioned submarines, threaten fishermen and residents of islands near the coasts of Midi. They also threaten international navigation in the Bab al-Mandeb Strait.
Operation Naval Arrow was launched at the Midi front, northwest of the Hajjah governorate.
Yemeni forces aim to end the presence of rebel cells in these areas and clean the southwestern Midi coasts and their islands of naval mines.
The commander of the operation said they figured out the location of a number of naval mines, adding that they besieged certain areas and put warning signs to guide fishermen and keep them away from danger.