Yemen's Houthis fire missile at Saudi oil giant's distribution center

Source: Xinhua| 2018-05-14 22:21:29|Editor: Shi Yinglun
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SANAA, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Yemen's dominant Shiite Houthi rebels said they fired a ballistic missile towards the main distribution of the oil giant Saudi Aramco company in the Red Sea port city of Jazan on Monday, Houthi-controlled Saba news agency reported.

However, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV reported that a missile fired from Yemen on Monday fell to a desert area in Jazan, causing no casualties.

On Wednesday, Saudi state media reported that the Saudi air forces intercepted two ballistic missiles fired from Yemen towards Saudi capital Riyadh.

Besides Riyadh, border cities with Yemen, such as Jazan and Najran are hit the most by such attacks with casualties and property damages.

Saudi Arabia has been leading a coalition in a war in Yemen against the rebels in support of exiled Yemeni government led by Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The three-year war has so far killed more than 10,000 Yemenis, mostly civilians, and pushed the Arab country to the brink of mass famine.