Ansar Allah, the Yemeni group that ousted the country’s president last year, claimed on 26 October that it had sunk a naval vessel off the coast of Taizz province using an anti-ship missile.

This was the third time the group claimed to have launched an attack on a naval vessel operated by the Arab coalition that is fighting to reinstall the president. It was also the first such occurrence to be accompanied by footage purportedly showing the targeted warship and the missile being launched.

The footage initially aired by Al-Masirah TV, a Yemeni channel that supports Ansar Allah, showed one of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE’s) Baynunah-class corvettes apparently filmed from another vessel. It later released more footage that clearly showed the Egyptian Navy’s Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate Taba (916). Neither vessel was seen being attacked. […]