Yemen’s Houthis have claimed responsibility for drone attacks on two Saudi Aramco factories, the group’s spokesman said in a statement broadcast by Al Masirah TV. The spokesperson went on to say that the rebels deployed 10 drones overall in both attacks.

He also vowed that the scope of Houthi attacks against the kingdom would be broadened.

Earlier, a spokesman for Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry stated that the fire at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais was caused by drone attacks. The official added that the blaze was brought under control by the company’s security forces.

“The industrial security teams of Aramco have started dealing with fires at two of its facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais as a result of… drones”, local media quoted the spokesman as saying. “The two fires have been controlled.”

The ministry official did not identify those responsible for the attack in his comment.

Earlier in the day, the Saudi-owned satellite channel Al-Arabiya reported the explosion and fire at the Saudi Aramco Abqaiq facility in Buqyaq, near Dammam, in the kingdom’s Eastern Province. According to videos posted by social media users, gunfire was heard in the background.

Saudi Aramco is a state-owned oil enterprise which operates and controls the majority of the kingdom’s refinery production and oilfields. It is one of the largest firms globally in terms of revenue and is believed to be the most profitable company in the world.

Last month, another drone attack targeted Saudi Arabia’s major oil field, Shaybah, causing no interruptions to its activities. Yemen’s Houthis were reportedly responsible for the incident.

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Yemen, a small nation in the south of the Arabian peninsula, has been engulfed in an armed conflict between the government forces, led by President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi, and the rebel Houthi movement for several years now. A Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi’s request since March 2015. The conflict has resulted in a massive humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country.

Over recent months, the Houthi rebels have conducted several drone attacks on Saudi airports and oil facilities.

 

Source: Sputnik

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Nestor Arapa

Excelente noticia, por fin un ataque efectivo a la economía de la Monarquía Saudi, les comparto video del ataque: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6Do_zVL8_A

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Not really : Iran just started the war!

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And they will finish it. Iran’s territory is hard to fight in, and unlike the Syrians, they aren’t using the S300s that Russia keeps shutting off, so the Israelis can strike. If a war started, where is the attack from the US? It’s already been a day. They have F22s and F35 and B52s in the UAE. They are all over the middle east surrounding Iran. Are they afraid the sales of the F35 ends, with the first shoot down from the domestically produced back scatter radar controlled stealth plan killing missile system Iran showed the US actually works shooting… Read more »

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If the Houthis blew up Saudi wells and caused an oil shortage, I’d be willing to support the former by garaging my car, not taking overseas trips, etc…

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“claim”!

You better rephrase that word and..
to post the video that you NEVER posted!

Actually, I no longer take the news from here anyway.

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Excelente noticia para los pueblos oprimidos por las monarquías del medio oriente, golpe directo al patrocinador del terrorismo en Siria, golpe directo a la economía de la Monarquía Saudi, ojalá llegue las revoluciones a estos lugares para liberar a los pueblos sobre todo a la mujer de la esclavitud. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FkbQomjeig

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It’s a direct attack from Iran, it’s not from the Houthi creeps. Ideally, getting rid from the 3 regimes would be the best. You know, MBS is changing the way KSA runs : now women can drive a car, there are nightclubs without abaya/niqab, the moral-police has no more the right to arrest/detain people and is reduced as counsellor, women don’t need a chaperone any more; meanwhile Iran has just sentenced several women to 16 years in prison to have shown themselves without hijab on the internet! MBS also has cut funding to radicals while Iran goes on funding terrorists… Read more »

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I saw the satellite photos of the damage to the Saudi infrastructure. It will take MONTHS to fix. They were pinpoint strikes right through large domed vessels. Those are *not* the drones that did that.
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That’s real military equipment, not radio controlled garage bombs.

Given the US has failed to attack Iran yet, they ALREADY look weak. I’m await the Iranians to down a F35 like they did to the stealth global hawk a few weeks ago.

This is gonna get interesting.

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I tend to agree with you. If I bought 10 large commercial Chinese drones and loaded them up I’d still be lucky if a couple hit the intended targets (crosswinds, etc) even without defense systems in play.

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No drone attack! Pictures of the wreckage of one who missed! https://twitter.com/MbKS15/status/1172888561730936832 This is from an Iranian cruise missile! The missiles have been spotted over Kuwait as coming from Iraq, you hear jet engines, the Soumar, a kinda copy of Russian Kh-55, range is estimated at 2,000-3,000 km, so Iranians likely have put waypoints over Iraq and Kuwait. Houthis may claim the attack, nobody is believing it, the installations are way too far for the Qasef (HESA Ababil) drone which only has a 120km range and a 30kg warhead… It’s IMPOSSIBLE to have it striking as far in KSA :… Read more »

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but, but…the Saudis have all those US Patriot missile batteries.
Calling help desk Raytheon. Tech Support, Bangalore, India, “What is your problem, sir.
Saudi missile captain, “Our Patriot systems didn’t stop some drones or cruise missiles.”
Tech Support, “Have you plugged the power in , sir….”