Houthi Drone Attacks Port After US Ambassador's Visit to Hadramout

10 November, 2022
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Houthi Drone Attacks Port After US Ambassador's Visit to Hadramout

A Houthi drone attacked an oil port in Shabwa a day after the US Ambassador to Yemen, Stephen Fagin, visited Hadramout Governorate to support the Yemeni government and local authorities.


The attack, which did not cause any casualties, is the third of its kind on oil export ports in Yemen.


Houthis previously attacked al-Dabba port in Hadramout, and another in Shabwa, within the group's attempt to blackmail the legitimate government into sharing oil revenues.


Sources at the Yemeni Oil Company said that the attack on Qena port in Shabwa was on Wednesday morning, and the drones dropped several bombs in the sea near a vessel unloading its shipment.


Yemeni sources said a vessel carrying diesel was unloading its cargo at the port when the Houthi drone launched its missiles. The air defense forces downed it.


According to local Yemeni reports, two of the ship's crew - an Egyptian and a Sudanese - were slightly injured by shrapnel.


Earlier, the Yemeni government pledged to protect economic and oil facilities from Houthi  attacks. However, they continue to threaten to target ships and ports.



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