Houthis say seven drone attacks on Saudi oil plants caused Riyad 2 million bpd

Saudi oil pipelines have been damaged in Houthi drone strikes. [Photo: Internet]
Houthi military spokesman Yahya Saree has said that seven drones carried out the strikes on the Saudi oil installations.

“It was a successful operation. We found assistance from people living in Saudi Arabia, and we had excellent intelligence,” Saree added.

Earlier on Tuesday, a television station run by Yemen’s Houthi rebels said it launched drone attacks on Saudi installations, without identifying the targets or time of the attacks.

The attacks also occurred amid a war of words between the United States and Iran over sanctions and the growing American military presence in the Persian Gulf.

The drone attacks come a day after Riyadh said two of its oil tankers were among four vessels sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday. However, Tehran has denied any involvement in the Sunday describing it as “worrisome and dreadful”.

A US official on Tuesday confirmed Al Jazeera that the US military has lodged an investigation into the alleged sabotage attacks on Sunday.

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