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War in Yemen: Houthis attack an oil installation in Saudi Arabia


The rebels also targeted a desalination plant in Al-Shaqeeq, according to a statement from the coalition, quoted by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The coalition said four drones were intercepted and destroyed in the south near Yemen.

This region is regularly the target of drone and missile attacks.

She then announced that the Dhahran Al-Janoub power plant, near Jizan, had also been attacked. The saudi news agency released photos and a video clip showing firefighters battling a blaze at the site.

The latest announcement comes after an oil refinery in the Saudi capital Riyadh was attacked on March 10 by a drone, an operation claimed by the Houthis.

Yemen conflict talks

Earlier this week, the Houthis rejected an invitation from the Gulf Cooperation Council made up of six regional countries to participate in talks on the Yemen conflict, which will be held in Riyadh from March 29.

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Saudi Arabia leads a military coalition in Yemen in support of the internationally recognized government, which has been engaged in a bloody conflict against the Iran-backed Houthis since mid-2014

The war has left hundreds of thousands dead while millions have been forced to flee their homes in what the United Nations has called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

A donor conference without echoes

Wednesday, theUnited Nations expressed disappointment after a donors’ conference raised $1.3 billion, well below the stated target of $4.27 billion.

Houthi rebels often target airports and oil installations in Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s biggest oil exporters, amid the kingdom’s leadership of the military coalition against them.

This latest attack comes as Aramco prepares to announce its 2021 results on Sunday.

Global oil markets are nervous about the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on energy supplies.

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