Yemen’s Houthi Forces Claim Missile Hit On Saudi Aramco Oil Facilities

27 Aug 2016   Saudi Arabia, Yemen

Saudi-Yemen war Yemeni Shiite Houthi rebels have reportedly fired missiles targeting Saudi Aramco, allegedly damaging the oil giant’s facilities in southwestern Saudi Arabia on Friday, according to local Houthi-affiliated media , with no confirmation from Saudi officials or Aramco itself. Yemen is the site of a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and Iranian media were the first to report on the Houthi claims coming out of Yemen. In February 2015, the Houthi rebels forced President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to flee to Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s neighbor to the north. The Shi’ite Houthis are allied with Iran, Saudi Arabia’s regional archrival. The international community recognizes Hadi as Yemen’s legitimate leader. Since March 2015, the Houthi rebels and loyalists to Hadi have been fighting a civil war in Yemen and forces in a Saudi-led Arab coalition are trying to restore Hadi to power. Yemen’s geographical position is strategic because it […]

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