Saudi Oil Firm Aramco Targeted by Yemen

SHAFAQNA – The Arabic-language Al-Mayadeen television reported minutes ago that Aramco’s oil facilities in Zahran have come under attack by Yemen’s tribal forces.

Meantime, a tribal source said his tribe has pounded “Aramco’s facilities in Zahran Asir in the Southern parts of Saudi Arabia”.

Local people residing in nearby area said they have heard loud blasts at Aramco’s oil installations and “smoke is spiralling up from the facilities”.

Saudi oil companies have oil facilities both in Zahran in the Easternmost parts of the country near Bahrain and in Zahran Asir in the South.

Earlier today, Yemeni tribal forces once again fired mortar shells on the Saudi border city of Najran in retaliation for the monarchy’s airstrikes against the civilians across Yemen.

Yemeni tribal fighters fired mortar shells at Najran’s central prison, the Arabic-language channel of Sky News TV reported.

Over the past several days, the Yemeni tribal forces launched many mortar rounds at Najran in retaliation for the bombardment of their tribes by the Saudi warplanes.

On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia halted all flights to and from Najran airport as the Yemeni tribal fighters intensified their retaliatory attacks against the Persian Gulf kingdom’s troops at Najran.

Cross-border skirmishes between the Saudi troops and Yemeni tribes have flared up over the last five weeks, as the monarchy’s airstrikes continue and have so far claimed the lives of thousands of innocent people, particularly at border areas.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 47 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 3,623 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

On April 21, Saudi Arabia declared end to Yemen airstrikes after weeks of bombings, but airstrikes are still underway.

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