Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters have launched a ballistic missile at Aramco storage tanks in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Jizan region.
According to Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network, the missile was launched at the Saudi oil giant’s storage facilities late on Wednesday.
Shortly after the announcement, the kingdom’s state-run al-Ekhbariya television network claimed that the missile was downed by the Saudi air defenses over the skies above the region.
The incident took place just a day after Yemeni fighters targeted a Saudi warship in retaliation to deadly airstrikes on the improvised country’s province of Hudaydah.
The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights announced in a statement on March 25 that the Saudi-led war had left 600,000 civilians dead and injured during the past three years.
The United Nations says a record 22.2 million Yemenis are in need of food aid, including 8.4 million threatened by severe hunger.
The Saudi aggression was launched in March 2015 in support of Yemen’s former Riyadh-friendly government and against the country’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, which has been running state affairs in the absence of an effective administration.