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Day: March 28, 2018

Climb aboard a water-borne improvised explosive device
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Climb aboard a water-borne improvised explosive device

Rebels in Yemen are wielding a new naval weapon on the Red Sea, but it took some time after it was first used for authorities to realize what they were dealing with. An explosives-laden boat belonging to Yemen’s Ansar Allah, or Houthi, forces collided with a Saudi frigate 50 kilometres off the Yemeni coast on Jan. 30, 2017, killing two sailors and wounding three others. The ship’s onboard helicopter was destroyed and the ship’s stern section damaged, but it managed to limp back to port. The incident, coming as Saudi-led forces moved to suppress Houthi rebels fighting Yemen’s Saudi-backed government, was first identified as a suicide attack, then claimed to be a missile attack. It was weeks later that the U.S. Navy confirmed the weapon was, in fact, a crewless drone. But they provi...

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