The Yemeni group claimed they had attacked the Aramco oil facility and the Patriot anti-missile system, but this was not confirmed by Riyadh.
Yemen’s Houthi rebels have claimed to have used drones and missiles to attack oil installations and military targets in the southern Saudi city of Jazan, setting fire to a site belonging to state oil giant Aramco on Thursday.
A Houthi spokesman in the northern capital, Sanaa, said 11 missiles and drones had targeted Saudi oil giant Aramco.
Patriot anti-missile batteries and other “sensitive facilities” were targeted by the Jizan tool, according to a rebel military spokesman, according to Houthis’ Al-Masirah television.
No confirmation has been found about the fire in Saudi Arabia or the damage to its anti-Patriot missile structure.
However, the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen said four drones and five ballistic missiles fired overnight intercepted some debris and landed on the grounds of Jazan University in the early hours of the morning and began controlling a limited fire. .
The Saudi-led coalition said in a statement that no one was killed. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
The statement blamed Houthis for the attack, saying missiles and drones targeted civilian areas in particular and that the plane was flown from the Yemeni rebel stronghold of Sadr, a coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki said.
Maliki strongly condemned the Houthi airstrikes against “civilian targets” and warned that these “hostile behaviors are war criminals.”
Iran-allied rebels have repeatedly attacked Aramco installations in the past, undermining Saudi Arabia’s costly and strategically important oil infrastructure.
Thursday’s incident comes just days after Houthis Claim On Monday, Saudi Arabia’s Aramco launched drone strikes against facilities.
Last November, rebels hit the Aramco plant in Jeddah with a Kurs-2 missile, ripped a hole in an oil tank and set off an explosion and fire, the agency said.
The attacks also came amid intense fighting between rebels and forces loyal to Yemen’s Riyadh-backed government. Last week, at least 700 pro-government and Houthi fighters were killed in a fierce battle for the strategic northern city of Marib, Yemen.
The Houthis are trying to occupy I will kill, The capital of the oil-rich region and the Saudi Arabian-backed government, has been the last significant pocket in the north since February, as the United States and the United Nations have launched diplomatic efforts to end the war.
Six years of war
The six-year-old conflict in Yemen was sparked by the Houthis occupation of the capital, Sanay, in 2014, which forced the internationally recognized government to flee the city.
A Saudi-led coalition intervened militarily in support of the internationally recognized government removed by the Hatiyas.
The UN humanitarian office says the war has killed about 233,000 people, including 131,000, due to indirect causes such as food, health care and infrastructure shortages.
Riyadh has faced criticism for its bombing campaign that has created what the United Nations called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
Aid groups say more than 20 million people in poor Arab nations are suffering from food insecurity and half of them are at risk of starvation.
Rights groups have criticized all sides in the dispute, but note that Saudi-led airstrikes have often been indiscriminate and have killed thousands of civilians.
US President Joe Biden has launched a diplomatic offensive to end support for the war in Saudi Arabia and end a devastating war that has left nearly 80 percent of Yemen’s people at the mercy of foreign aid.