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Yemen's Houthis say they fired missile at Saudi Aramco centre

May 14, 2018 at 2:23 pm

Saudi Aramco logo. [Notizie Economiche/Twitter]

Yemen’s armed Houthi movement launched a missile at a distribution centre belonging to oil giant Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Jizan province today, the group’s Al-Masirah TV reported.

The Houthis have fired a series of missiles into the Kingdom in recent months, part of a three-year-old conflict in Yemen widely seen as a proxy battle between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

There was no immediate confirmation of the report from Saudi authorities.

A Saudi-led coalition began a military campaign in Yemen in March 2015 with the aim of preventing Houthi rebels and Saleh supporters from taking control of the country.

The Houthis and Saleh’s General People’s Congress (GPC) hold most of Yemen’s northern half, while forces loyal to Hadi share control of the rest of the country with local tribes.

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