Houthi drone strike on Aramco refineries

Riyadh: Houthis respond to Saudi Arabia’s escalation of fighting in Yemen. The Houthis said drone strikes had been carried out in various cities in Saudi Arabia.

But the Saudis have not confirmed this. The Houthis retaliated in the wake of widespread Arab attacks on the Houthis. Meanwhile, the Saudis are preparing to intensify the fighting in Yemen.

The attack was carried out by 14 drones in various cities in Saudi Arabia. Aramco refineries in Jeddah are also said to have been attacked. The Houthis are said to have been provoked by a Saudi attack on Yemen as part of a military operation. Houthi military spokesman Yahya Saree made the announcement at a news conference on TV. In addition to the Aramco refineries, Yahya said the drone also targeted cities such as Riyadh, Jeddah, Abha, Jizan and Najran.

Yahya Saree said the attacks were in response to crimes committed by Saudi Arabia and the Arab League in Yemen. But there are also flaws in the claims. Yahya mentioned the wrong location of Jeddah Airport. Neither Saudi Arabia nor the Arab League have confirmed the drone strike. The coalition claimed that the Saudi attack on Yemen had destroyed an arms depot, an air defense system and a drone communication system. The bomber struck shortly after noon in the capital, Sanaa, and in the provinces of Shada and Ma’rib.

The Houthis, meanwhile, have repeatedly claimed to have carried out rocket-drone strikes in Saudi territory. The Saudis have little interest in continuing the fighting in Yemen. Instead, the Saudis want to protect their own borders. The Houthis’ claim that they are carrying out a series of attacks has alarmed the Saudis. Warning not to look. More attacks may come against the Houthis. Meanwhile, Yemen is facing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Violence has been raging in the country since 2014.