Saudi Aramco Oil Storage Tank Set Ablaze by Yemeni Rebels

A fuel tank at the Saudi Aramco oil facility in the port city of Jazan was set on fire on Thursday, following an attack by Houthi militia.

There were no reported injuries according to the Kingdom’s energy ministry.

Houthi military spokesperson Brigadier General Yahya Saree said in a speech on Friday, “We affirm that we are ready to carry out a more severe and more cruel military operation in the coming period.”

Saudi defense ministry spokesman Brigadier General Turki Al-Malki described the attack as a “cowardly act of vandalism” and said the militia disregarded the ecological and economic consequences of the act, official Saudi Press Agency reported. 

The spokesman also said that Saudi forces have intercepted eight bomb-laden UAVs targeting the Kingdom and said that the militia launched three ballistic missiles as well.

“These violations confirm the rejection of the terrorist militia of all political efforts to resolve the Yemeni crisis, specifically following the announcement of the Kingdom’s initiative to end the crisis and reach a comprehensive political solution,” the statement said.

“The Ministry of Defense will undertake all necessary, deterrent measures to safeguard its national assets in a manner that preserves the security of global energy, and puts an end to these assaults,” the spokesman said.

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