Two drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia

Two drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia

Two drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia

Written by Staff Writer

14 Sep, 2019 | 8:48 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Two drone attacks have set alight two major oil facilities run by the state-owned company Aramco in Saudi Arabia.

At 4 am today(September 14), the skies of Saudi Arabia lit up as the oil refineries were set ablaze as a total of 10 drones were used in a coordinated attack on these factories as part of a “balanced preemptive strike” on the Saudi Kingdom by the Houthi rebels.

Footage obtained showed flames and huge balls of smoke over Abqaiq, site of Aramco’s largest oil processing plant. A second drone attack also started fires in the Khurais oil field to the west. Foreign media reported that both fires are now under control at both facilities.

In an official statement released by the Houthi military spokesperson, he spoke about their mission and threatens them with more attacks in the future.

Yahya Sarea, Houthi military spokesman noted that the Air Force has completed a wide attack using 10 drones that targeted the sites Abqaiq and Khurais, which are owned by Aramco, in Eastern Saudi Arabia this morning. This operation could be considered one of the biggest operations that our forces have undertaken in the depths of Saudi territory.

However, the Saudi media reports did not say who could be behind the latest attacks. They also did not specify if there were any casualties or whether operations at the two facilities had been affected.

 

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