Yemeni drones launch retaliatory raids against vital Saudi facilities,Saudi Arabia confirms it
Seven drones run by Yemeni army forces reportedly carried out attacks against vital Saudi facilities in response to the Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US, regime’s ongoing acts of criminal practices against Yemeni people.
A Yemeni military source told al-Masirah TV on Tuesday that the extensive military operation was conducted in retaliation for the coalition’s deadly military war and the siege of the impoverished Arabian Peninsula state.
“We are ready to carry out more qualitative and cruel strikes in the event of continued aggression and unjust siege,” the official added.
The source did not, however, specify the targets or the time of the strikes.
The Saudi Minister of Energy Khalid al-Falih has reportedly announced that two Saudi pipeline booster stations were affected in the strike, and stated that authorities have halted all pumping on a major east-west oil pipeline.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
However, Saudi Arabia relies heavily on the US in its brutal war on Yemen. Washington has deployed a commando force on the Arab kingdom’s border with Yemen to help destroy arms belonging to Yemen’s popular Houthi Ansarullah movement. Washington has also provided logistical support and aerial refueling.