Saudi coalition: Aramco facility in Jizan, desalination plant under attack
The Saudi-led coalition claims it intercepted and destroyed drones launched toward Khamis Mushait from Sanaa International Airport.
Saudi TV reported, on Saturday, that the Saudi-led coalition intercepted and shot down four Yemeni drones that were launched toward Khamis Mushait and the Southern Region.
The Saudi-led coalition added that an attack has also targeted a water desalination plant in the Saudi city of Al-Shuqaiq and Aramco's facility in Jizan.
The Saudi coalition said it was "following up hostile border attacks from Sanaa International Airport," as they put it.
“The Houthis targeted the water desalination plant in Al-Shaqeeq and a facility belonging to the Aramco oil company in Jizan," Saudi TV reported.
Meanwhile, Yemeni armed forces have not commented on the incident yet.
Last week, the Saudi coalition warplanes launched eight raids on the border districts of Al-Zahir and Shada on the western outskirts of Saada Governorate, and two raids on Al-Far area in Al-Kitaf border district, east of the governorate.
The renewed artillery shelling of the Saudi coalition on Al-Raqqo area in the Munabbih border district, west of Saada Governorate, resulted in the death of two civilians and the wounding of three others.
On March 11, Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesperson, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, announced the targeting of the Aramco facility in the depths of Saudi Arabia, as an initial part of Operation Break Siege I.
Saree declared in a statement that in response to the Saudi escalation and siege of preventing the entry of oil into Yemen, the Aramco facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, was targeted with 9 drones.
Earlier, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, announced the downing of a US-made Scan Eagle spy plane, with a suitable weapon, in the border district of Haradh in Hajjah Governorate, northwest of the country.