SANAA, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- Yemen's Houthi rebels announced late on Tuesday the release of South Korean ships they seized in the southern Red Sea.
"The seized South Korean ships were set free along with crew members," Hussein al-Ezzay, a senior Houthi official, was quoted by the Houthi-run Yemen Press Agency as saying.
On Monday, the Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen accused the Houthi militia of hijacking a vessel in the south of the Red Sea.
"The incident was reported on Sunday evening in which three vessels towing a drilling rig owned by a South Korean company were targeted," Turki Al Maliki, spokesman of the coalition, was quoted by the Saudi Press Agency quoted as saying in a statement.
The coalition intervened in Yemen's civil war in March 2015 to support Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi after the Houthis forced him into exile.