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WorldSaudi Arabia intercepts Houthi drone in border province

00:10  23 may  2019
00:10  23 may  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Saudi reopens key oil pipeline after drone attack: Aramco

Saudi reopens key oil pipeline after drone attack: Aramco Saudi Arabia has reopened a key oil pipeline, an official said Thursday, after it was shut down by drone attacks claimed by Iran-aligned Yemen rebels. Yemen's Huthi rebels had claimed responsibility Tuesday for twin drone strikes on the pipeline from the oil-rich Eastern Province to the Red Sea coast. That came amid spiralling tensions between the United States and Iran after Washington sent a maritime strike group to the region and a series of mysterious sabotage attacks hit ships in the Gulf.

An armed conflict between Saudi Arabian troops and Houthi insurgents has been taking place at the Saudi –Yemeni border , in the southern regions of Asir, Jizan, and Najran

Saudi state-run TV channel al-Ekhbariya carried an official statement saying the kingdom's defence forces intercepted missiles fired at Riyadh and the Saudi forces said they also destroyed two Houthi drones targeting the cities of Jizan and the airport in Abha, also near the border with Yemen.

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi drone in border province © REUTERS/Katie Paul FILE: Mountains leading to the Yemeni border are seen beyond the downtown area in Najran city, which was hit by Houthi rocket fire, in southern Saudi Arabia August 27, 2016. Picture taken August 27, 2016. CAIRO, May 22 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's air defense forces in the southern border province of Najran intercepted a drone fired by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis, the kingdom's Washington embassy said in a statement on Wednesday.

The Houthis' Al Masirah TV said earlier that the group had launched a drone attack on Najran airport, targeting hangars containing two planes. There have been no reports of damage or casualties.

(Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; writing by Stephen Kalin; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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