UAE warship hit by Yemeni Navy off coast Mukha port
According to reports, the Yemeni troops fired several rockets at the Emirati vessel after the ship sailed to the striking range of their forces.
The hitting of the UAE warship comes while another Emirati warship came under the Yemeni forces' attack earlier this year.
Al-Masireh TV Network quoted the Yemeni Naval forces and Ansarullah fighters at the time as saying that the warship was destroyed by a "qualitative weapon".
A military source also confirmed late June that a Saudi-led coalition warship was targeted by the Yemeni forces off the coast of Mukha port city.
Meanwhile, Vice-Spokesman of the Yemeni Army Brigadier General Aziz Rashed also disclosed that the country's forces have used an advanced secret weapon in their recent attack on a Saudi-led coalition warship in the Southern waters of Yemen.
More than 10 warships have been hit by the Yemeni army and popular committees since the start of the military operations conducted in reaction to the Riyadh and its allies aggression.
Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters have also launched a retaliatory ballistic missile attack on a Saudi Arabia oil facility in the kingdom’s Western Yababu province days ago, while Riyadh's deadly air campaign continues to kill and wound more civilians in the war-torn country.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen since March 2015 to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 14,300 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.
Despite Riyadh's claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
According to several reports, the Saudi-led air campaign against Yemen has drove the impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster, however the Riyadh regime has failed to reach its goals despite suffering great expense.
Nearly 3.3 million Yemeni people, including 2.1 million children, are currently suffering from acute malnutrition. The Al-Saud aggression has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.
The director of Yemen's national blood bank has announced that the blood bank may be forced to close due to a lack of money after an international medical charity decided to end two years of support.
The head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in the war-torn country has also announced early August that Yemen's ongoing conflict and a “man-made” humanitarian catastrophe has “no end in sight", warning that nearly 7 million people are at risk of starvation.
Also, according to reports, a total of 2,000 people have also been killed by a cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen since late April, as Saudi Arabia's deadly campaign prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country.