Yemen Hits Saudi Oil Facilities With Drone Swarm
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Source: Associated Press
Yemen’s Houthi rebels unleashed a barrage of drone and missile strikes on Saudi Arabia that targeted key facilities including natural gas and desalination plants early Sunday, sparking a small fire at one site and temporarily cutting oil production at another.
The salvo marked the latest escalation in the rebels’ attacks on the kingdom as the war in Yemen rages into its eighth year and peace talks stall.
The attacks did not cause casualties, the Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen said, but damaged nearby civilian vehicles and homes.
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Video of the Aramco Plant earlier today after being targeted by a drone or missile. This led to a small fire in one of the tanks. No casualties and no injuries. pic.twitter.com/OS3fomyNtl
— Royal Intel 👑 (@RoyalIntel_) March 20, 2022
#جده_Iلان Happening now in Jeddah 😳 pic.twitter.com/rS2tFmfK52
— فُرات (@TajCR7) March 20, 2022
#BREAKING: #IRGC backed #Houthi rebels carried-out a drone & a ballistic missile strike at #SaudiArabia. A water desalination plant in Al-Shaqeeq and an Oil facility of #Aramco in #Jazan are targeted by loitering drones & ballistic missiles of #Houthi rebels. pic.twitter.com/0rGojaoloN
— Babak Taghvaee – Μπάπακ Τακβαίε – بابک تقوایی (@BabakTaghvaee) March 19, 2022
Hours after oil giant Aramco’s CEO told reporters the attacks had no impact on oil supplies, the energy ministry acknowledged that a drone strike targeting the Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company caused “a temporary reduction in the refinery’s production.”
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