The Yemeni Houthi group announced, Friday, March 19, 2021, that the “Aramco” oil company in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, had been targeted with 6 drones, while Saudi Arabia or the Arab coalition, which led it, did not immediately comment about this.
Meanwhile, Saudi official media quoted the Ministry of Energy as saying in a statement that a fire broke out in an oil refinery in Riyadh after it was attacked by drones, adding that it was controlled. The statement added that the attack took place at 6:05 am local time.
Despite calls for international calm and condemnation of the bombing of oil installations in Saudi Arabia, the Yemeni Houthi group has continued its attacks on facilities inside Saudi Arabia, while the United States is rushing to try to find a final solution to the Houthi attacks on one of its most important allies in the Gulf region.
While Yemeni media reported that the Houthis stepped up from Their attacks on Saudi ArabiaSince they were removed from the US terror lists, and during last February, the Houthis targeted Saudi Arabia with 40 drones and ballistic missiles.
Targeting the Houthi group, Aramco
In a statement issued by the group’s military spokesman, Yahya Saree, the Houthi group said: “Our forces carried out Operation (the Sixth of Shaban) with 6 drones targeting Aramco in Riyadh at dawn on Friday.” “The operation hit its targets with high accuracy,” he added.
He also stressed that “the group’s operations are continuing and escalating as long as the aggression and siege continue,” in reference to Coalition operations and raidsAgainst the “Houthi” forces in Yemen.
While the statement considered that “the military and vital targets in Saudi Arabia have become legitimate targets and may be targeted at any moment,” as he put it.
Meanwhile, the Houthis intensified, in recent weeks, the launching of ballistic missiles, projectiles and marches on Saudi regions, amid repeated declarations by the coalition to destroy these missiles and aircraft, and accusing the group that it is supported by those weapons from Iran.
The Houthi group says that these attacks are in response to the ongoing coalition airstrikes against it in separate areas of Yemen.
Before that, the military spokesman for the Yemeni Houthi group said on Twitter, Thursday, March 18, that the group’s drones had struck an important military target at Abha Saudi International Airport, but he did not provide details about the nature of the target.