Yemeni Houthis claim attack on Saudi oilfield; no Saudi confirmation

Yemen’s Houthi movement launched drone attacks on oil facilities in a remote area of Saudi Arabia, the group’s Al Masirah TV said on Saturday, but there was no immediate confirmation from Saudi authorities or state oil giant Aramco.

A Saudi-led coalition is battling the Iran-aligned Houthis to try to restore Yemen’s government, which was ousted from power in the capital Sanaa by the group in late 2014. The war has been in military stalemate for years.

The Houthis have stepped up cross-border missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia in recent months.

“Ten drones targeted Aramco’s Shaybah oilfield and refinery in the first Operation: Balance of Deterrence in the east of the kingdom,” the Al Masirah channel reported, citing a Houthi military spokesman. It did not say when the attack took place.

Source: News Agencies