Yemen’s Houthis Launch Missile at Saudi Oil Refinery

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On July 23, Yemen’s Houthi armed group reportedly targeted a Saudi Aramco oil refinery with a Burkan-2 ballistic missile. According to reports, the missile traveled 1,100 km to hit the Yanbu city refinery, located along the Red Sea coast. Abdulrahman Al-Abdulqader, the spokesman for the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, said the Yanbu refinery was operating normally after a fire caused by hot weather broke out Saturday night.

The Burkan-2 (“Volcano H-2”) is a scud-type, medium-range ballistic missile with a range of over 800 km.

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Missile Defense Project, "Yemen’s Houthis Launch Missile at Saudi Oil Refinery," Missile Threat, Center for Strategic and International Studies, July 25, 2017, last modified June 15, 2018,