Saudis intercept Houthi missile and drones aimed at oil region

September 7, 2021


Saudi Arabia intercepted a ballistic missile and armed drones fired at its oil-rich Eastern Region by Yemen’s Houthi group on Saturday, and two children were injured by the resulting shrapnel, the ministry of defence said.

The Houthi movement, which has been at war against a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen since 2015, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it had targeted Saudi oil giant Aramco’s facilities at Ras Tanura in the city of Dammam with eight armed drones and a missile.

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