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Yemeni Forces Hit Saudi Arabia Oil Refinery with Ballistic Missile

23 July 2017 23:54

 

Yemen’s Ansarullah movement forces launched a retaliatory ballistic missile attack on a Saudi Arabia oil facility in the kingdom’s Western Yababu province, while Riyadh’s deadly air campaign continues to kill and wound more civilians in the war-torn country.

According to the Arabic-language al-Masirah television network on Saturday, Yemeni forces used a Scud-type Borkan-2 (Volcano-2) in the attack.

Yemeni forces have also hit the facilities belonging to the Saudi state oil giant Aramco in the kingdom’s Southwest by several ballistic missiles since the war began in Saudi Arabia’s crisis-stricken Southern neighbor, in responce to Riyadh’s air raids which killed and wounded thousands of civilinas, including children.

A military source confirmed late June that a Saudi-led coalition warship was targeted by the Yemeni forces off the coast of Mukha port city.

Al-Masireh tv network quoted the military source as saying that the Yemeni navy forces managed to target a warship of the Saudi-led coalition off the coast of Mukha port city in Ta’iz Province.

The sources further added that as Saudi Arabia’s deadly campaign prevented the Yemeni patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, and continued hitting residential areas across Yemen, the Yemeni navy forces, in a retaliatory move, targeted their warship.

More than 10 warships have been hit by the Yemeni army and popular committees since the start of the military operations conducted in reaction to the Riyadh and its allies aggression.

Also over 10 military boats have so far been targeted during the period by the Yemeni forces.

The Yemeni army and Popular Committees last hit a Saudi-led warship in waters off the Southwestern province of Ta’iz in mid-June.

Local military sources announced that the warship was in the Yemeni territorial water, near the port city of Mukha in Ta’iz, when was targeted by the allied forces confronting the Saudi-led aggression on Yemen.

A warship of the Saudi-led forces was also destroyed mid-March after hitting a sea-mine laid by the Yemeni army and popular forces in the coastal waters of Ta’iz province.

“The Saudi-led warship was destroyed in the city of al-Mukha in Ta’iz province in Southwestern Yemen,” a Yemeni military source said, adding that all crew members of the warship were killed in the explosion.

In late February, Yemen’s army and popular forces targeted and destroyed a Saudi warship in al-Hudayda coastal waters with a guided missile.

The Saudi warship was precisely targeted by the Yemeni missile in al-Hudayda province as the vessel was trying to get close to al-Khokheh coastal waters.

The sunken ship had repeatedly fired rockets at residential areas in Ta’iz province, inflicting casualties and destruction.

Yemen’s army and popular forces targeted and destroyed a Saudi warship with 176 crews and naval forces in the waters near Bab al-Mandab Strait in late January.

The Saudi warship dubbed as ‘Al-Madina’ was targeted by Yemeni missiles in Mukha coastal waters.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen since March 2015 to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 14,300 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

According to several reports, the Saudi-led air campaign against Yemen has drove the impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster.

Nearly 3.3 million Yemeni people, including 2.1 million children, are currently suffering from acute malnutrition. The Al-Saud aggression has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.

According to reports, a total of 2,000 people have also been killed by a cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen since late April, as Saudi Arabia’s deadly campaign prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared that suspected cases of cholera have been registered in 21 provinces across the country.

On mid-May, Yemen’s Health Ministry also declared a state of emergency in the capital Sana’a in connection with the epidemic, while it has also announced that 21 of a total 22 Yemeni provinces are threatened by the disease.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that 7.6 million Yemenis live in areas with a high risk of cholera transmission.

The WHO now classifies Yemen as one of the worst humanitarian emergencies in the world alongside Syria, South Sudan, Nigeria and Iraq.

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