The missile and drone attack led to temporary disruptions
Firefighters battle a blaze at an Aramco terminal in the southern border town of Jizan, Saudi Arabia, early Sunday, March 20, 2022 © Saudi Press Agency via AP
Yemeni rebels hit Saudi Arabian energy facilities and an oil refinery with a series of missile and drone strikes on Sunday, resulting in a temporary reduction of production.
Members of the Houthi rebel movement struck facilities belonging to the Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company – a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and the China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec) – and other energy companies with drone and missile strikes. While civilian homes were allegedly damaged during the barrage, no casualties were reported.
The Saudi Ministry of Energy said in a statement that the “assault on Yasref facilities has led to a temporary reduction in the refinery’s production,” though added that the reduction would “be compensated for from the inventory.”
Today's retaliation from Yemen against the 🇬🇧UK-🇺🇲US-🇪🇺EU-armed war against it : an attack on Aramco oil facilities in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. pic.twitter.com/uPMPLodcr2
— Afshin Rattansi (@afshinrattansi) March 21, 2022
Houthi spokesperson Yehia Sarie claimed that the “wide and large military operation” had been undertaken in retaliation to Saudi Arabia’s “aggression and blockade” against Yemen.