Houthi rebels claim drone strikes in several Saudi cities

Houthi rebels claim drone strikes in several Saudi cities

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Yemen’s Houthi rebels have demanded drone strikes in several Saudi cities. The news agency Reuters reported this information.

Iran-backed Houthi rebels claimed Saturday that they had carried out 14 drone strikes in various Saudi cities. The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a rally in the port city of Jeddah.

Yahya Sarah, a spokesman for the Houthi rebels, said in a televised statement that they had attacked military targets in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, Ava, Jizan and Najran. The country’s state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco, was also attacked in Jeddah.

Saudi Arabia has not immediately commented on the Houthi rebels’ claims of drone strikes. When contacted, Saudi Aramco told Reuters it would provide details as soon as possible.

The Saudi-led military coalition said late in the day that it had struck 13 targets during a campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

In late 2014, the Houthis ousted the country’s Hadi government from Sana’a. The Saudi coalition launched a military operation against the Houthis in Yemen in March 2015 in support of the Hadi government. Since then, there have been retaliatory attacks between the two sides.

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