RIYADH: The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said that an Aramco oil facility in Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah was attacked by Houthis.
According to the details, a coalition statement cited by the Saudi state news agency SPA said that Saudi Aramco’s Bulk Plant in Jeddah was targeted with an “act of aggression” by Iran-backed Houthi militia.
The statement added that following the “hostile” attack, a fire erupted in tanks in the oil facility, however, it was controlled, and no casualties were reported.
In Yemen, Saudi Arabia leads a coalition battling the Iran-backed Houthis, who seized Yemen’s capital of Sanaa in September 2014. The kingdom, which entered the war in 2015, has been internationally criticized for its airstrikes that have killed scores of civilians — something the Houthis point to as they launch drones, missiles and mortars into the kingdom.
According to the UN, the conflict has created one of the world’s worst man-made humanitarian crises.
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