Just when everyone thinks that things are not hot enough, the Iranian backed Houthis successfully launched a rocket attack which reportedly damaged several buildings at an Aramco facility near Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Via the Arab News:
Fire caused by Houthi attack on Aramco station in Jeddah brought under control
The fire in the administration buildings and cars impacted was brought under control, but the story leaves out whether or not any production was impacted at this key distribution facility:
The fire had broken out in a tank at the distribution station and no casualties or injuries were reported, the coalition said.
Hostile Houthi attacks confirm the militia’s rejection of efforts to achieve peace and end the suffering of the Yemeni people, the coalition said.
The attack in Jeddah comes hours after a barrage of missile and drone attacks on various targets in the Kingdom on Saturday and Sunday that were all thwarted.
Video from the attack indicates that the fire seems to be substantial with the early reports:
An Aramco oil facility in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia was attacked about an hour ago by Iran-backed Houthis. pic.twitter.com/JhQuwMb8Kk— Joe Truzman (@JoeTruzman) March 20, 2022
Other targets were hit also, including one of the key desalination plants in Al-Shaqeeq and another Aramco facility in Jazan:
BREAKING: pictures of damages caused to civilian facilities by Houthi terrorist attacks targeting water desalination plant in Al-Shaqeeq and the Aramco facility in Jazan, Saudi Arabia – (pics via @SPAregions ) pic.twitter.com/NfFRbPo4WM— حسن سجواني 🇦🇪 Hassan Sajwani (@HSajwanization) March 19, 2022
More from the Arab News article:
A water desalination plant in Al-Shaqeeq, a facility run by oil company Aramco in Jazan, a power station in Dhahran Al-Janub, a gas station in the city of Khamis Mushayt, and a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility at an Aramco station in Yanbu were all targeted by the Houthi militia.
A ballistic missile targeting Jazan, four drones targeting the southern region, a drone targeting Khamis Mushayt, three drones targeting civilian facilities, and an aeriel target aimed at Jeddah have also been intercepted since Saturday evening.
This story is still developing but apparently Iran’s proxies are still willing to accelerate the prospects of a wider Middle East war while the administration in Washington prefers to eat ice cream and tell the sheeple to suck it up regarding oil and gas prices.