Yemen's Rebels Step Up Attacks on Saudi Aramco Oil Facilities

(Wall Street Journal) Asa Fitch and Summer Said - Yemen's Houthi rebels say they have attacked Saudi Arabian Oil Co. installations using missiles and drones at least eight times since the beginning of March. On Monday they fired missiles at a Saudi oil port near the Yemen border. On April 3, the Houthis put a hole in the side of a Saudi-owned oil tanker traveling up the Red Sea. Other Houthi attacks have targeted a refinery and storage tanks in Jizan, near the Saudi-Yemen border, and a distribution facility in nearby Najran. The barrage of attacks has edged uncomfortably close to the core of the Saudi economy. Saudi Arabia sees the Houthis as proxies of their regional rival, Iran.

2018-04-26 00:00:00

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