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Houthis claims responsibility for attack on Saudi oil facilities

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Supporters of the Ansar Allah Yemen rebel movement (the Hussites) claimed responsibility for an attack on Saudi Arabian national oil company Saudi Aramco using unmanned aerial vehicles on Saturday, reported by Al Massira.

According to him, all the Hussites launched 10 drones. They hit oil facilities in the areas of the Abkayk and Khurais fields in eastern Saudi Arabia, which provoked a fire.

Currently, fire at both enterprises is taken under control. The Hussites also said they intend to carry out even more attacks on Saudi targets in the future, the channel reports.

In Yemen, since August 2014, a confrontation has continued between government forces and Hussite rebels. It entered the most active phase with the invasion in March 2015 of a coalition led by Saudi Arabia.

Then called the “Storm of Determination” operation against the Hussites who established control over a significant part of Yemen, supported Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE. They were joined by Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Pakistan and Sudan.

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