Houthi Ansarullah fighters say can target Saudi oil facilities
A senior leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement says the revolutionaries have become capable of targeting oil installations in Saudi Arabia in response to the ongoing aerial aggression by Riyadh against the impoverished Arab country.
Hadi al-Ojaylaki said Saturday that the Houthi Ansarullah movement, which currently controls most of Yemen, has received advanced Russian missiles that are capable of targeting Saudi oil installations with high precision.
According the Yemen Press, Ojaylaki said if carried out, the missile attacks would force Saudi Arabia to change its strategy in its ongoing aggression against Yemen, adding that the missiles should be viewed as a strategic threat for Saudi Arabia as well as Egypt, whose marine forces are contributing to the Saudi aggression against Yemen.
The Houthi official further noted that Arab intelligence services are incapable of identifying the location and the number of the advanced missiles, which he said, are quite known for their precision and strengths.
Ojaylaki said the Yemeni army was not in possession of such advanced weaponry before and that their potential use against Saudi Arabia would be a threat to the Saudi presence in the region.
Saudi Arabia launched its air campaign against Yemen on March 26 in a bid to restore power to fugitive president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
Yemenis gather close to the rubble of houses near Sana’a Airport on March 31, 2015 which were destroyed by an airstrike as Saudi-led warplanes continue their aggression against Yemen. (© AFP)
According to latest estimates by the United Nations, at least 519 people, including women and children, have so far lost their lives since the illegal aggression started.
Houthi fighters, who control the capital Sana’a, continue making advances south of the country while they have made gains in fighting terrorist groups like al-Qaeda. The revolutionaries said after reaching Sana’a last September that the Hadi government was incapable of properly running the affairs of the country and containing the growing wave of corruption and terror.