The Houthi group continues to carry out strikes on sensitive and dangerous Saudi areas, as part of the years-long war.
The Houthi group announced that it had carried out an attack on Saudi army positions in the Jizan region, southwest of the kingdom, near the Yemeni border.
Late on Saturday night, the Houthi-owned Al Masirah TV channel, reported that its members had carried out a “raid on Saudi army positions” in Wadi Jarah in Jazan. With no casualties reported.
The channel spoke of the Houthi militia’s progress “in several tracks after combing the sites of the Saudi army with heavy weapons,” without providing details.
The Saudi authorities did not comment on the explosion last Friday on an oil tanker off the coast of Yemen.
The explosion comes days after a similar outbreak occurred in an oil tanker located in a Saudi port.
A security source said that “an explosion took place in an oil tanker, causing a large fire mass and caused terror in the port.”
The source, who preferred to remain anonymous, added, “Saudi Arabia is embarrassed by its security failure in the face of the capabilities of the Houthi group, which is attacking it by land, sea and air.”
Despite the secrecy of the Saudi authorities on the explosion, the British Maritime Transport Authority later announced the explosion at the port.
The UK-based maritime transport authority announced that a merchant ship was attacked off the coast of Yemen, which is witnessing a devastating conflict, days after an explosion rocked an oil tanker docked in a Saudi port.
It said that “UK Maritime Trade Operations” (Yokmto), citing reports from ships in the vicinity, took note of an attack late Friday targeting a merchant vessel, without providing any further details.
Later, it announced the end of the attack, in a statement that included the following: “The incident is over, and the ship and the crew are fine.”
It is noteworthy that this attack comes ten days after an explosion hit a tanker operated by a Greek company that was in the Saudi port of Al-Shaqib, in an attack that held the Saudi-led coalition responsible for the Houthis.
The explosion, on November 25, of the ship “Agrari MT”, which flies the Malta flag, followed a series of attacks by the Houthis on Saudi oil facilities, highlighting the increased risks of a five-year military campaign led by the Kingdom in Yemen.
The group, which is supported by the Iranian regime, has previously targeted significant facilities that belong to Saudi Aramco.
Yemen has been witnessing a war for more than six years claimed the lives of 233,000 people. 80% of the population of about 30 million people are dependent on support and aid in the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, according to the United Nations.