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Arab Coalition Launches Military Operation to Neutralize Threats against Saudi Oil Facilities

Arab Coalition Launches Military Operation to Neutralize Threats against Saudi Oil Facilities

Saturday, 26 March, 2022 - 09:00
A fire erupted in Jeddah from a Houthi attack on Friday. (AFP)

The Saudi-led Arab coalition announced on Saturday the launch of a military operation to neutralize threats against oil facilities in the Kingdom and protect global energy sources.


It carried out air strikes against sources of threats in Yemen's Sanaa and Hodeidah, it added.


The operation was launched in wake of the Iran-backed Houthi militias' targeting of energy supplies in Saudi Arabia on Friday. The Houthis had fired 16 armed drones, ballistic missiles and projectiles that targeted Saudi vital installations and civilian areas.


The operation is aimed a "protecting the global energy sources from hostile attacks and securing supply chains," said the coalition.


"We have exercised the utmost restraint against the Houthi attacks on oil facilities," it stressed.


The coalition had declared that it would be carrying out the operation, urging people to avoid oil sites and facilities in Hodeidah.


"The Houthis must assume the responsibility of the hostile behavior," it added, saying the military operation was in its early stages and that it will continue until it achieves its objectives.


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