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    Houthi Rebels Attack Yemeni Port With Boat Bomb - Reports

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    Yemen's port of Mocha was attacked by Houthi rebels on Saturday be sending there a boat loaded with explosives, media reported citing the statement of the Saudi-led coalition.

    DUBAI (Sputnik) — The boat collided with a naval pier near a group of ships and exploded, according to the statement cited by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

    There were reportedly no casualties.

    Yemen's civil war between the internationally recognized government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the Houthi movement backed by army units loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh erupted in March 2015. Shortly after the outbreak of the conflict, the Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian Gulf countries launched airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi's request.

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