The New Paper

March 8, 2021

Houthi rebels launch attack against Saudi oil facilities

Houthi rebels in Yemen launched a drone and missile attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia yesterday. The attack, which drew criticism from US officials, marks the latest in an ongoing conflict between Iran-backed Houthi rebels and a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. No casualties were reported.

Extra: Brent crude oil prices briefly surpassed $70 per barrel after the attack for the first time since last January.
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