13:08 GMT16 July 2020
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    Yemeni Houthis have reportedly launched a missile at the Aramco Fuel Research Center in Jizan, Saudi Arabia, according to the Houthis' Al-Masirah channel. No confirmation has yet been received from the Saudi authorities.

    The Houthis that maintain control over much of Yemen including the capital Sanaa, have reportedly launched a series of missiles into Saudi Arabia in recent months, part of a three-year-old conflict in Yemen widely seen as a battle between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

    On May 7, two rockets were fired by the Houthis from the Saada governorate and were successfully destroyed by Saudi air defense forces just after entering Saudi airspace.

    In late April 2018, Yemen's armed movement fired two ballistic missiles at a state-run Aramco oil production facility; Saudi state media said both projectiles were destroyed.

    The Saudi-led coalition has fired thousands of airstrikes on Yemen in the past three years, some of which have hit hospitals, schools, and markets, killing hundreds of civilians, according to the Haaertz newspaper.

    READ MORE: Houthis Pledge to Respond to Deadly Saudi-Led Strikes on Presidential Office

    Saudi Arabia and a coalition of mostly Gulf states have been involved in a military operation aimed at restoring the government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, who fled to Riyadh after being toppled in a series of uprisings in 2014 and 2015 by Houthi rebels. 


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