Oil Prices Surge After Houthi Missile Attacks On Riyadh, Aramco Facilities

Saudi Civil Aviation Authority Signs Cooperation Deal with UK Transport Department

Earlier this month, a Saudi oil tanker was targeted by the Houthi movement off Yemen's port of Hodeidah, sustaining minor damages and completing its course north.

Media reports also noted that Yemeni Qasef-1 drones had targeted an Aramco facility in the nearby Jizan region.

Saudi Arabia last month said it intercepted seven ballistic missiles fired at Riyadh and other cities by the Houthis, the biggest such barrage since the kingdom went to war against them in March 2015.

Meanwhile, Arabic-language al-Masirah television network quoted Saudi sources as saying that 33 troops have been killed and 12 others injured in Yemeni retaliatory attacks in the first 10 days of April.

"The missile force carried out a large-scale ballistic missile attack on various parts of Saudi Arabia", Al-Masirah said.

As the announcement on the missile interceptions emerged, Malki also said in a separate statement that Saudi air defenses had shot down two unmanned Yemeni drones Wednesday in southern Saudi Arabia.

More than 10,000 Yemenis have died in the conflict and millions in the impoverished country have been pushed to the brink of starvation.

The missile was shot down just hours after Saudi military brought down a Houthi-rebel drone at an global airport in the southern city of Abha.

The coalition accuses the Houthis of being armed and supported by Iran - charges the group and Tehran deny.

Qasef 1 is a drone aircraft previously unveiled by the militant rebel group.

The missiles were directed towards the capital Riyadh and cities of Jizan and Najran. The Houthis said they were targeting an Aramco facility in Jizan, but the company said its facilities there were operating "normally and safely".

Yemen lies along one of the main global oil chokepoints in the Red Sea.

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