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Houthis threaten global energy security: Arab coalition


The Arab coalition fighting to restore the internationally recognized government in Yemen on Monday denounced a Houthi attack on a Saudi Aramco gas plant in Saudi Arabia.

The militants claimed 10 drones struck the Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant near the border with the UAE on Saturday.

“The Houthi militia have endangered global energy security by targeting Shaybah oil field in Saudi Arabia,” spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said.

The militants, who are based in Yemen and backed by Iran, have used drones laden with explosives to target infrastructure in the Kingdom.

Speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, Col. Al-Maliki said the that Houthi and ISIS militias are conducting simultaneous operations in Yemen, stressing that the Houthis, who sparked the Yemen war in 2014, continue to pose a clear threat in the southern Red Sea.

The coalition, which includes Saudi Arabia and the UAE, intervened in the Yemen conflict in 2015 to support forces loyal to the internationally recognized government after it was driven from the capital Sanaa by the Houthis.

Last Modified: Thursday، 22 August 2019 03:39 AM