Yemen’s Houthis say have targeted Saudi Aramco facilities in Jizan

An Aramco employee in an oil and gas field, Saudi Arabia. (File photo: Reuters)

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia has targeted facilities belonging to Saudi Aramco in Jizan on the Red Sea, its military spokesman said on Wednesday in comments reported by the group’s Al Masirah TV.

The military spokesman also said the group had targeted the Abha and Jizan airports, Khamis Mushait military base and other sensitive targets in Saudi Arabia “with a large number of rockets and drones.”

No official confirmation was given by Saudi Arabian authorities on the attacks which reportedly took place last week while Aramco has so far declined to comment. The Wall Street Journal cited Saudi Arabian officials as saying that “all strikes on Saudi Arabia last week were foiled.”

The Houthis have been battling the Arab Coalition for nearly five years. If confirmed, the attacks would be the first by the Houthis on Saudi Arabia since late September, when the Iranian-backed group said it would halt missile and drone attacks if the coalition ended air strikes on Yemen.

(With Reuters)

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