Houthi rebels in Yemen have launched attacks with seven drones on vital Saudi facilities, a television channel led by the Iran-backed Shiite group said Tuesday.
The Massirah television channel, which quoted a Houthi soldier, said neither the date of the attack nor the target targets.
“This important military operation is a response to the persistent aggression and blockade of our people and we are ready to carry out even harsher strikes,” Al Masirah said on Twitter.
Saudi Arabia, which has not confirmed the news, announced Monday that two of its tankers were among four ships attacked off the UAE Sunday.
It is unclear whether the Houthis, who are at war in Yemen against a Sunni military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, wanted to claim responsibility for Sunday’s attack, which took place near Jerusalem. emirate of Fujairah.
The emirate is right at the entrance to the Strait of Hormuz. The UAE authorities did not specify the nature of the attack or who was behind it.
The Houthis have repeatedly launched drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia and have also claimed drone attacks on the UAE.
The Western-backed Saudi-Saudi coalition began bombing Yemen by air in March 2015 to try to re-establish the internationally recognized government that had been overthrown by the Houthis the previous year and forced to leave. the capital Sanaa.
The war in Yemen is considered a proxy war between the two powers of the region, Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran.
The Houthis refuse to be considered pawns advanced by Iran. They say that their revolution is aimed at fighting corruption.