Sanaa May 20: The Houthi rebels have warned of attacking 300 critical infrastructure facilities of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to media reports.
A Houthi military to SABA news agency said " The targets included military headquarters, camps and vital installations inside Saudi Arabia, UAE and their military bases in Yemen. "We will halt all our military operations once the aggression (Saudi-led coalition) halts its operations," the source added, cited by Saba.
On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia's oil facilities were attacked by drones. Later in the day, the Houthi movement claimed responsibility for the attacks calling them their largest military operation conducted since the armed conflict in Yemen had begun in 2015. The strikes caused a fire and minor damage to one of the pumps of Aramco's cross-country pipeline. The incident occurred several days after a sabotage attempt in the UAE port of Fujairah.
The Saudi-led coalition has been intervening in the civil war in Yemen since 2015 to fight the Iran-allied Houthi rebels who seized Yemen's northern provinces, including the capital Sanaa. Yemen has been engulfed in an armed conflict between the government forces led by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the Houthi rebels for several years. The Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi's request since March 2015. (UNI)