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Saudi Oil Firm Aramco Targeted by Yemen

Saudi Oil Firm Aramco Targeted by Yemen

TEHRAN (FNA)- The facilities of the Saudi giant oil firm, Aramco, came under attack by the Yemeni forces on Sunday

The Yemeni army and tribal forces fired 5 missiles at Aramco's oil facilities in Dhahran in the early hours of Sunday, the Arabic-language Al-Mayadeen TV reported.

This is the second time in less than a month that Aramco's facilities are targeted by the Yemeni missiles.

On May 11, the Aramco's oil facilities also came under attack by the Yemeni forces.

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

In the last few weeks, the Yemeni tribal forces have launched many mortar rounds at Jizan border region in retaliation for the bombardment of their tribes by the Saudi warplanes.

Local people residing in nearby area said they have heard loud blasts at Aramco's oil installations and "smoke is spiraling up from the facilities".

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

The Yemeni army and popular forces hit Saudi Arabia's Jizan border region with tens of missiles on Saturday.

The Yemeni forces fired at least 80 missiles against the Saudi army's positions in Jizan region.

There are still no reports on the extent of the Saudi casualties in the border areas.

The attack came after Saudi warplanes pounded the areas of Bani Sayah and Sahar in Sa'ada province and claimed the lives of more than 70 civilians.

Also on Saturday, the Yemeni army fired a Scud missile into Saudi Arabia, forcing the monarchy's officials to cancel all Jizan and Abha flights.

According to media reports, the missile was fired early Saturday morning at the Saudi regime's largest air force base located in the city of Khamees al-Mushait in the kingdom's Southwest.

Saudi Arabia claimed that it had intercepted the Scud by two Patriot missiles. This is while the airport terminals of Jizan and Abha were evacuated and flights cancelled following the attack.

Also on Saturday, the Yemeni sources confirmed that the missiles fired by the popular forces against the Saudi targets inflicted substantial losses on an arms depot and four military patrol vehicles, killing several Saudi forces.

The missile attacks which were carried out in Towailaq district in the Saudi border region of Jizan was revealed by a military source to Yemen's SABA news agency during an interview.

"A large number of Saudi military aggression forces were killed in the attacks," the source, who asked to remain unnamed, said.

Saudi Arabia has been bombing Yemen in the last 74 days to bring its ally, fugitive president Mansour Hadi, back to power.

The airstrikes have so far claimed the lives of more than 4,367 civilians, mostly women and children.

According to a recent report by Freedom House Foundation, most of the victims of the deadly Al Saud campaign are civilians, including a large number of women and children.

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