The Shiite Houthi rebels of the Yemen launched another attack this Friday with two unmanned aircraft against the King Khaled air military base, in the southwest of Saudi Arabia, after claiming an action on the same day against a facility of the Aramco oil company in Riyadh.
“The air force carried out an attack tonight against the King Khaled air base, in Jamis Mushait, with two Qasef 2K drones and the impact was preciseHouthi military spokesman Yahya Sarea wrote on his Twitter account.
This air base, together with the town of Jamis Mushait and Abha International Airport, in southwestern Saudi Arabia, are common targets of attacks by Yemeni insurgents, who have recently stepped up their attacks on Saudi territory.
So far, Saudi Arabia has not reported on the attack and it is unknown whether it has left victims or caused material damage.
The action comes on the same day that the Houthis have attacked an oil refinery in Riad, allegedly from the state company Aramco, which caused a fire that was managed to control, according to the Saudi state agency SPA.
The agency indicated, citing a source from the Ministry of Energy, that the supply of oil and its derivatives were not affected, while the attack did not cause victims or injuries.
The attack has been condemned by much of the Middle Eastern countries, as well as regional organizations.
The Houthis stepped up their attacks on targets in southern Saudi Arabia since the administration of the new US president in early February Joe Biden announced that it was withdrawing support for the offensive actions of the Riyadh-led Arab coalition in Yemen.
The attacks with missiles and drones loaded with explosives reached their peak between March 5 and 7, with the launch of several dozen devices, two of which targeted the eastern port of Ras Tanura and the company’s facilities. Aramco oil company, no damage.
Yemen’s conflict erupted in 2014 when the Houthis conquered large parts of the north and west of the country, and was exacerbated in 2015 by the intervention of the Saudi-led Arab coalition to restore the internationally recognized Yemeni government, whose president is in exile. in Riyadh.
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