Yemen attacks Saudi oil field at Shaybah with 10 drones: TV
Tehran (KNA) - Yemeni forces have conducted attacks on an oil field affiliated to Saudi Aramco in the east of the kingdom in retaliation for Riyadh’s war on their country, al-Masirah TV reports.
Oil facilities at Shaybah, which has the largest strategic oil reserve in Saudi Arabia near the UAE border, were targeted by 10 Yemeni drones, the Yemeni broadcaster said Saturday.
The facilities attacked included a refinery and oil storage, al-Masirah said, citing Yemen’s armed forces spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Sare'e.
Shaybah, operated by state-oil company Saudi Aramco, is located in the east of the kingdom, close to the United Arab Emirates border.
Sare'e said the operation was launched as part of "a legitimate deterrence for the aggression crimes and siege" against the Yemeni nation.
He renewed call on companies and civilians to stay away from all vital sites in Saudi Arabia, adding that Yemen's bank of targets inside the kingdom "expands daily" and that the future attacks would be more painful to the enemy.
"Forces of aggression have no choice but to stop the war and lift the siege on the Yemeni people," Sare'e said.
Yemeni fighters regularly target positions inside Saudi Arabia in retaliation for the Saudi war, which began in March 2015 in an attempt to reinstall the country's Riyadh-allied former regime and crush the popular Houthi Ansarullah movement.
The Western-backed military aggression, coupled with a naval blockade, has killed tens of thousands of Yemenis, destroyed the country’s infrastructure and led to a massive humanitarian crisis.