Saudi-led Forces Intercept Houthi Missile Targeting Saudi Oil Giant Aramco

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Saudi-led Forces Intercept Houthi Missile Targeting Saudi Oil Giant Aramco

The Iran-aligned Houthi rebels claimed to have fired a ballistic missile at Saudi Arabia’s biggest oil provider Aramco facility in Asir, Houthi-run media outlet Almasirah reported on Tuesday.

The Saudi state television reported on Wednesday that the missile was successfully intercepted.

Aramco’s facilities are operating normally and are safe, an official at the Saudi oil giant told Reuters, after the first reports of the Houthi missile attack emerged.

“Our facilities are safe and are operating normally,” the official at Aramco told Reuters.

The latest attack emerged days after they had fired a similar missile targeting the Saudi Air Force base in the area.

In one of the latest ballistic missile attacks on Aramco from Yemen, a missile was fired in May at an Aramco facility in the Jizan province, the latest in a string of escalating tensions between the Houthis and the Kingdom. A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition said that Saudi air defense forces had tracked the missile as it landed in the middle of an uninhabited desert.

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