Militants of the pro-Iranian movement Ansarullah (Houthis) fired several mined UAVs and ballistic missiles towards Saudi Arabia.
Ansarullah military spokesman Yahya Seri said the Houthis attacked the facilities of Saudi Arabia’s national oil company Saudi Aramco in the port city of Ad Dammam. 8 mined drones and one missile were fired at the targets.
In addition, Seri reported an attack by 5 ballistic missiles and two drones on Saudi Aramco facilities in the cities of Jizan, Najran and Jeddah.
Saudi Arabia previously reported the destruction of 7 drones and 5 Houthi ballistic missiles.
The coalition said in a statement that fragments of a rocket intercepted in the eastern city of Al Dammam hit a residential area, injuring two children.
As a result of the shelling, 14 houses suffered minor damage.
An armed conflict has continued in Yemen since 2014, in which, on the one hand, the rebels of the Shiite movement Ansarullah and supporters of the ousted President of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, are involved, and on the other, government troops loyal to President Abdurabbu Mansur Hadi.
The armed conflict in Yemen has displaced about three million people.
The Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia has been supporting the Yemeni government in the fight against the Houthis since March 2015.
In June, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights reported that since January 2021, the Houthis have carried out a total of 159 attacks on Saudi Arabia, 128 of them using unmanned aerial vehicles and 31 using ballistic missiles.
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