SAUDI Arabia have been forced to halt pumping oil through one of their major pipelines after a successful Yemeni drone strike yesterday afternoon.
Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid Al-Falih confirmed, the kingdom has stopped pumping crude oil on the major pipeline after retaliatory drone strikes carried out by Yemeni army forces and their allies.
Seven drones run by Yemeni armed forces carried out attacks against vital Saudi facilities in response to the Riyadh regime’s ongoing acts of aggression against the Yemeni people.
A Yemeni military source told al-Masirah TV that the extensive military operation was conducted in retaliation for Saudi Arabia’s deadly military aggression.
The official also warned that Yemeni fighters stand ready ‘to execute more of these significant and tough strikes as long as the siege continues.’
Saudi Arabia and its allies launched the war against Yemen in March 2015.
The invaders have, however, failed to achieve their objectives in the face of stiff resistance by Yemeni armed forces, led by the Houthi Ansarullah movement.
The Western-backed aggression, coupled with a naval blockade, has killed tens of thousands of Yemenis, destroyed the country’s infrastructure and led to a humanitarian crisis.
Yemeni fighters regularly target positions inside Saudi Arabia in retaliatory attacks against the protracted offensive against their homeland.