TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah Movement praised a Wednesday attack on a Saudi Aramco refinery in Riyadh by the Arabian Peninsula country’s air force as a “successful experience”.
“The bombing of the Aramco refinery in Riyadh by the air force (using) a long endurance drone dubbed ‘Samad-2’ is considered a successful and special experience,” Mohammad Abdulsalam said on his official twitter account late on Wednesday, Yemen's Arabic-language al-Masirah TV reported.
He referred to the naming of the drone after Martyr Saleh al-Samad, the head of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council, as a symbol of the people, on the one hand, and the enemy’s (Saudi-led coalition’s) ongoing crimes in Yemen, on the other hand, and described economic and military sites as “ideal” targets for Yemeni forces’ operations.
The attack came in retaliation for the continued massacre of civilians and destruction of Yemen’s infrastructure by the coalition led by the Riyadh regime.
Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for more than three years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
Over 14,000 Yemenis, including thousands of women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.