In the latest strike in Saudi Arabia from the Iranian-sponsored Houthis, an Aramco oil facility was targeted with drones on Friday; No injuries or deaths occurred.
In Yemen, the Houthi Rebels took responsibility for a multi-drone attack that took place on Friday, targeting one of Aramco’s oil refineries in the capital city, Riyadh. This event follows several other attacks by the Iranian-sponsored rebels that have taken place in recent weeks as Tehran and its proxies sense less accountability concerning the new US administration. Based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Aramco is the premier Saudi oil company.
As reported by Reuters, Yahya Sarea, a Houthi military spokesman, said, “Our armed forces carried out at dawn today an operation… with six drones which targeted the Aramco company in the capital of the Saudi enemy, Riyadh.”
US State Department deputy spokeswoman Jalina Porter said after the attack, “We condemn the Houthis’ attempts to disrupt global energy supplies by targeting Saudi infrastructure. This behavior shows an utter lack of concern for the safety of the civilian population, either working or living near the sites.”
Recent attacks by the Houthi Rebels have not been limited to suicide drones, as the Saudi air defense systems intercepted at least one ballistic missile just weeks ago. Though the facility was struck via drones on Friday, minor damage occurred as well as fires, but nothing that impacted production flow.