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Somalia condemns Houthi’s attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facility

MOGADISHU (SD) – Somali government has condemned Yemeni based militant Houthi group’s attack on Saudi oil facility in the capital of Riyadh on Friday.

In a statement, Somali ministry said Houthi militia’s attack targeting Aramco refinery will not bring peace to the region, but rather obstruct the peace process in Yemen.

On Friday, Houthi militia reportedly launched six drones at a facility belonging to Saudi Aramco, the kingdom’s oil giant but Saudi energy ministry said the dawn attack caused no injuries or damage, and did not affect oil supplies.

On their side, Houthi group had claimed the responsibility for the attack, vowing to step up attacks into Saudi Arabia.

“Our armed forces carried out at dawn today an operation … with six drones which targeted the Aramco company in the capital of the Saudi enemy, Riyadh,” said Yahya Sarea, a Houthi military spokesman, without describing the targets he said were hit.

On Sunday, Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthi rebels struck military targets belonging to the Iran-aligned movement in the capital, Sanaa, in the early hours of Sunday, according to locals in the town.

Residents in Sanaa told Reuters news agency that coalition warplanes bombed areas housing Houthi military camps in southern Sanaa and a military manufacturing site in the north of the city.

Houthi-run Al Masirah television also reported coalition air strikes on the capital, including on Sanaa airport.

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