On Monday, Yemen’s Iranian-affiliated Houthi group issued a statement asserting that their forces have carried out massive airstrikes targeting Saudi Arabian soil. 15 drones and 2 ballistic missiles were used in the attacks, the statement added.
Spokesperson Yahya Saree stated that Saudi Aramco’s oil facilities were targeted by 10 explosive-laden drones. Additionally, Houthis launched attacks towards Saudi military posts in Khamis Mushait and Jazan Province located in the southwest of Saudi Arabia.
No comments have been made yet by neither Riyadh nor the Saudi-led coalition over the Houthi claims.
It is observed that the Houthi attacks towards the Saudi territory as well as Marib city, which is the last stronghold of the internationally recognized Hadi government in Yemen, have accelerated in recent times.
On March 22, Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan announced a new initiative to bring an end to the long-lasting war in Yemen. The initiative was heavily criticized by the Houthi official. The day after the announcement of the initiative, Houthis responded to the Saudi initiative by launching attacks against Aramco’s oil refinery in Saudi soils.