The Yemeni Houthi group announced, on Monday, that 15 drones and two missiles had targeted sites in Saudi Arabia, including refineries for the oil company, Aramco.
The announcement of the attack came in a tweet posted by the Houthi military spokesman, Yahya Saree, on Twitter.
Saree said, “Targeting Aramco’s refineries with 10 drones of the type (Samad 3), and targeting sensitive military sites in the areas of Khamis Mushait and Jizan (southwest) with 5 drones (Type 2K Qasef), and two ballistic missiles (Badr 1).”
He pointed out that “the offensive operation continued from Sunday evening until Monday morning.”
And he added, “The operation has successfully achieved its objectives (…) Our operations are continuing and escalating as long as the aggression and siege on our country continues.”
There was no comment from the Saudi side or the Arab coalition that led it about the statement of the Houthi military spokesman, until 09:10 (GMT).
And on Sunday, the Arab coalition announced the interception and destruction of a ballistic missile and six drones launched by the Houthis on Saudi Arabia.
The Houthis have recently intensified the launching of ballistic missiles, projectiles and marches on Saudi regions, amid repeated declarations by the coalition that they will be destroyed, and the group’s accusation that it is supported by those weapons from Iran.
The Houthi group says that these attacks are in response to the ongoing coalition raids against it in separate areas of Yemen.
For about 7 years, Yemen has been witnessing an ongoing war between the pro-government forces backed by an Arab military coalition led by the Saudi neighbor, and the Houthi militia supported by Iran, who have control over governorates, including the capital, Sanaa, since September 2014.
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