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Yemen: Houthis Claim an Extension of Their Missile Threat

Jul 24, 2017 | 22:04 GMT

Houthi rebels in Yemen claim to have hit at an oil refinery in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, about 900 kilometers (560 miles) from the border with Yemen, with a ballistic missile. If true, the Houthi claim raises several questions regarding the group's missile capabilities. Saudi Arabia, in the meantime, blamed the July 22 explosion at the facility on an overheated electrical transformer. Outside the Houthis, no other parties have confirmed the missile strike, but if a missile fired from Yemen indeed traveled that far into Saudi territory, it would indicate a much greater capability than the Houthis had previously demonstrated....

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