Yemeni rebel group Houthis has claimed that it attacked Saudi Aramco’s oil installation in the refinery town of Jazan in Saudi Arabia using drones and missiles.
This is the second attack by the Iran-aligned group on Saudi Aramco’s facilities within a week.
The Houthis’ Al-Masirah television reported that the attack also targeted a site that houses Patriot anti-missile batteries and other ‘sensitive facilities’ in Jizan region.
A total of 11 missiles and explosive-laded drones were reportedly used by the Houthis to attack Aramco’s facilities, reported Al-Masirah TV.
Houthi military spokesman Yehya Sarea was cited by Al-Masirah TV as saying: “The attack was accurate and caused a huge fire in the site.”
However, the Saudi Arabian military intercepted four drones and five ballistic missiles, reported the state-run Saudi Press Agency.
The fragments from the interception landed on the Jazan University, triggering a fire with no injuries reported.
The fire has been brought under control, according to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting the Yemen’ Houthis.
On 11 and 12 April, the rebel group attacked Aramco’s facilities in Jubail and Jeddah.
The rebel group also reportedly targeted military sites near the south-western towns of Jazan and Khamis Mushait, Bloomberg reported.
In order to defend its oil facilities, Saudi Arabia is seeking assistance from the US Government.