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Saudi-led coalition air force strikes rebel positions in Yemen

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Saudi-led coalition combat aircraft inflicted massive strikes on Saturday against the positions of the rebel movement Ansar Allah (Hussites) in Yemen, reported Sky News Arabia.

According to him, the rebels were bombarded in the Saad and Al-Jawf provinces bordering on the Saudi kingdom in northwestern Yemen. No information has yet been received about the consequences of these raids.

Apparently, they were the answer to the attacks made by the Hussites last night at the enterprises of the national oil company of Saudi Arabia Saudi Aramco in the east of the country.

In particular, it was reported that the world’s largest oil refinery complex near the city of Abkaik, where many Western experts live, was attacked by drones launched by them. In addition, attacks were also inflicted on the Khurais region, in which the kingdom’s second largest oil field is located.

After attacks at strategic sites, a strong fire broke out. The authorities later claimed that the fire was localized, however, according to some reports, it is still not possible to extinguish it completely. About the victims and victims, as well as the extent of damage to the information has not yet been reported.

Meanwhile, according to Reuters , these sorties seriously affected the country’s oil industry and led to a decrease in production by 5 million barrels per day – almost half of the current production volume.

The Hussites, taking responsibility for the sabotage, said that a total of 10 unmanned aerial vehicles were involved in it. As Ansar Allah’s spokesman, General Yahya Saria, pointed out, this operation became one of the largest against the kingdom, was carried out after “careful reconnaissance and monitoring” and in “cooperation with noble and free people” inside Saudi Arabia.

“Attacks on the Abkaik and Khurais were held within the framework of our legal and natural rights to respond to crimes of aggression and the blockade of our country that has been going on for five years, and until they stop, the attacks will only intensify and become even more painful and “- he said.

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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