Houthi launch missile strikes on Saudi oil facility, military bases
Published: 07:00 PM, 13 July 2020
Yemen’s Houthi rebels have launched a missile attack on an oil facility and military installations at Jizan, the southern part of Saudi Arabia.
According to Al Jazeera reports on Monday, the Houthi rebels attacked Sunday night as part of an overnight operation.
However, the Saudi-led military coalition said four missiles and six bomb-laden drones launched by Houthi rebels towards the kingdom had been intercepted.
Turki al-Malki, coalition spokesman, told Saudi Press Agency that the missiles and drones were launched from Yemen’s capital Sanaa and directed at civilian targets.
However, the Houthi rebels claim they also killed and injured dozens of ranking military officers in Saudi Arabia. “The rebel group had launched attacks on Saudi military sites,” Yahya Sarea, Houthis’ military spokesman, confirmed in a statement.
He said the group’s ballistic missiles and drones had destroyed several military bases and installations of the Saudi coalition in Jizan, Najran, and Assir near the border with Yemen.
However, Saudi’s oil company Aramco did not comment on the matter.