Drones strike two of Saudi Arabia’s oil stations
Saudi Arabia said drones attacked one of its oil pipelines as other assaults targeted energy infrastructure elsewhere in the kingdom on Tuesday, shortly after Yemen’s rebels claimed coordinated drone attacks on the regional power.
The assaults marked the latest incidents challenging Mideast security after the alleged sabotage of oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates earlier this week and heightened tensions between the US and Iran.
Yemen’s Houthi rebels, whom the Saudi Arabia-coalition has been fighting against since March 2015, said they launched a series of drone attacks on the kingdom, across the border from Yemen.
The spokesman of the rebels, Mohammed Abdel Salam, told The Associated Press: “This is a message to Saudi Arabia, stop your aggression.”
“Our goal is to respond to the crimes they are committing every day against the Yemeni people,” Salam added.