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Yemeni army, allies hit Saudi Aramco oil facilities in Jizan border region

In this file picture, Yemeni forces prepare to launch a domestically-manufactured Badr-1 ballistic missile at a military site in Saudi Arabia’s southern border region of Najran. (Photo by Yemen’s Joint Operations Command)

Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have fired four domestically-designed and -developed ballistic missiles at a strategic economic target in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern border region of Jizan in retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s devastating military aggression against their impoverished country.

A Yemeni military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that the short-range Badr-1 missiles struck an oil refinery of the Saudi Arabian national petroleum and natural gas company, Aramco, as well as petrochemical plants at Jazan Economic City, located 967 kilometers southwest of the capital Riyadh, with great precision, on Tuesday evening.

This picture shows a general view of Aramco tanks and oil pipes at Saudi Aramco's Ras Tanura oil refinery and oil terminal in Saudi Arabia on May 21, 2018. (Photo by Reuters)

The report added that the sound of massive explosions could be heard in different parts of Jizan city.

Earlier in the day, Yemeni troopers and their allies destroyed an armored vehicle belonging to Saudi-sponsored militiamen loyal to former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi north of al-Durayhimi district in the country’s strategic western province of Hudaydah, when they fired a missile at the car.

Scores of Saudi mercenaries were killed and injured in the attack.

Separately, Yemeni soldiers and Popular Committees fighters detonated an improvised explosive device close to al-Tawal border crossing, which links Yemen’s northwestern province of Hajjah to Saudi Arabia’s Jizan region, killing and injuring several Saudi-backed militiamen.

This file photo shows a Yemeni Houthi Ansarullah fighter dressed in camouflage, and aiming at a position of Saudi troops in southwestern Saudi Arabia. (Photo by the media bureau of Yemen’s Joint Operations Command)

Moreover, an unnamed Yemeni military official said sharpshooters have fatally shot five Saudi troopers as well as ten Saudi mercenaries in various military camps across Jizan over the past few days.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating military campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the aim of bringing the government of Hadi back to power and crushing the country’s Houthi Ansarullah movement.

Some 15,000 Yemenis have been killed and thousands more injured since the onset of the Saudi-led aggression.

More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world's worst humanitarian disaster.

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