Huthis Bomb Saudi Refineries In Two Locations

URGENT: Saudi Oil Firm Aramco Targeted by Yemen

farsnews

URGENT: Saudi Oil Firm Aramco Targeted by Yemen
TEHRAN (FNA)- Arab media reports said the facilities of the Saudi giant oil firm, Aramco, have come under attack by the Yemeni forces minutes ago.

The Arabic-language Al-Mayadeen television reported minutes ago that Aramco’s oil facilities in Zahran have come under attack by Yemen’s tribal forces.

Meantime, a tribal source said his tribe has pounded “Aramco’s facilities in Zahran Asir in the Southern parts of Saudi Arabia”.

Local people residing in nearby area said they have heard loud blasts at Aramco’s oil installations and “smoke is spiralling up from the facilities”.

Saudi oil companies have oil facilities both in Zahran in the Easternmost parts of the country near Bahrain and in Zahran Asir in the South.

Earlier today, Yemeni tribal forces once again fired mortar shells on the Saudi border city of Najran in retaliation for the monarchy’s airstrikes against the civilians across Yemen.

Yemeni tribal fighters fired mortar shells at Najran’s central prison, the Arabic-language channel of Sky News TV reported.

Over the past several days, the Yemeni tribal forces launched many mortar rounds at Najran in retaliation for the bombardment of their tribes by the Saudi warplanes.

On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia halted all flights to and from Najran airport as the Yemeni tribal fighters intensified their retaliatory attacks against the Persian Gulf kingdom’s troops at Najran.

Cross-border skirmishes between the Saudi troops and Yemeni tribes have flared up over the last five weeks, as the monarchy’s airstrikes continue and have so far claimed the lives of thousands of innocent people, particularly at border areas.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 47 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 3,623 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

On April 21, Saudi Arabia declared end to Yemen airstrikes after weeks of bombings, but airstrikes are still underway.

Saudi Media Issue Another False Report About Another Imaginary Yemeni Ally

[SEE: Malaysian forces join Saudi-led coalition in Yemen]

Malaysia denies forces to join Saudi-led Yemen offensive

anadolu agency turk state

Defence ministry official says troops solely in Yemen to assist in evacuation of stranded students.

By P Prem Kumar

KUALA LUMPUR

Malaysia has denied its alleged involvement in a 12-country coalition led by Saudi Arabia to fight against militants in Yemen, despite the presence of its forces in the country.

An unnamed Malaysian defence ministry official told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday that the military force is solely in Yemen to assist in the evacuation of stranded Malaysian students, and those from other countries.

“The Saudi Gazette report is false,” he said. “The troops were only there to assist in humanitarian and evacuation missions, as there were still Malaysian students there.”

The official requested anonymity, as he is not authorized to speak to media.

On Sunday, the Saudi state news agency reported that Malaysian troops had arrived in Saudi Arabia to join the Saudi-led coalition against the Shiite Houthi group in Yemen.

According to the agency, Malaysia became the 12th country to join the coalition, a week after Senegal announced that 2,000 of its troops would join the coalition.

Fractious Yemen has remained in turmoil since last September, when the Houthis overran capital Sanaa, from which they sought to extend their influence to other parts of the country.

President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi fled to Riyadh in late March after Houthi forces attacked his residence in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden.

Suspicious Turkish Tanker Shelled Near Libya, Suspected of Gun-Running To Islamist Rebels

tuna 1 cargo ship
M/V Tuna 1

 [The ship belongs to a shipping company in Istanbul, Turkey, but it has a very “checkered” past.  It was originally Iranian-owned, until it was seized by Iraqi authorities in 2004, over an unpaid bill.  By invoking the Iranian sanctions in Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (“SDN”) list, the ship ended-up in US hands, before then passing to Turkey.

The website for the ship’s owners, Bergen Denizcilik (Bergen Shipping), claims ownership of M/V Tuna 1, but it gives a different IMO number ( 9148518) than that currently listed on MarineTraffic.com (9148491).  Both numbers will direct you to the Tuna 1, even though 9148518 leads to several different ships, M/V HAMAL, TASIR-4, MELISH, and Sevil, among others.]

Turkish ship shelled off Libya coast, officer killed, several crew injured

Russia-Today

A Turkish dry cargo ship has been attacked near the Libyan port city of Tobruk, the Foreign Ministry in Ankara says. A ship officer was killed and several crew members injured.

The incident took place Sunday night. The ship was first shelled from the shore as it was approaching the area, the Turkish ministry said Monday. It was then attacked twice from the air as it was trying to leave the area.

The MV Tuna 1, sailing under the flag of Cook Islands, was carrying a cargo to the Libyan port from Spain and came under attack when it was in international waters, the ministry said. The man killed in the incident was the ship’s third officer.

The ministry condemned the assault, but did not specify who was behind it.

We condemn strongly this contemptible attack which targeted a civilian ship in international waters and curse those who carried it out,” it said.

A Libyan military spokesman responded to condemnations from Ankara, saying the vessel came under attack after ignoring a warning not to approach the city of Derna, some 145 km west of Tobruk.

A ship was shelled about 10 miles from Derna coast. We have warned before about approaching Derna port,” Mohamed Hejazi, a spokesman for forces with Libya’s internationally recognized government, told Reuters. He confirmed one member of the crew was killed, but said that only one other sustained injuries.

A military source also told Reuters the vessel caught on fire and was towed to Tobruk terminal.

Screenshot from Google Maps

Screenshot from Google Maps

Libya remains in turmoil after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in the popular uprising of 2011 and NATO bombing campaign. At the moment, two separate governments both claiming to be legitimate exist.

The country has been riven by factional fighting and impoverished by the economic decline that followed the hostilities. It has also become a hotbed of international terrorism, with Iraq and Syria-based group Islamic State sending its fighters to Libya.

Back in January, a Libyan warplane attacked a Greek-operated oil tanker anchored off the coast. The attack by forces loyal with the internationally-recognized government of Libya was motivated by factions fighting for control over Libya’s oil export. Two crewmembers of the ship were killed.

While Turkey objected to the attack on its vessel, other countries are unlikely to be vocal about the incident, said Abdel Bari Atwan, editor-in-chief of the London-based news website Rai Al-Youm.

The international community is mostly supporting the government in Tobruk and they are not happy with Turkish and Qatari involvement in the Libyan conflict. I believe they will be silent,” he told RT.

They recognize the problem in Libya and they know they are part of that problem. They sent their warplanes and aircraft carriers to bomb Libya and changed the situation there and created a vacuum that was filled by the armed militia and the Islamists,” he said.

Ship Type : General cargo ship
System Ship Type : Other cargo ship
IMO Number : 9148518
Flag : Cook Islands
Pory of Registry : Avatiu
Call Sign : E5U2650

Hull
Gross Tonnage 69 : 4276
Net Tonnage 69 : 2177
Deadweight : 5263 ton
LPP : 94,8 m
Breadth : 16,2 m

 

 

Vessel named “SEVIL”, registered with IMO number 9148518 and MMSI 352399000 is . She is currently sailing under the flag of . She was built in 1997.