Saudi Arabia: Major oil facilities hit by Iranian-backed drone strikes – Massive fire broke out
Drone attacks claimed by Iranian-backed Yemen’s Houthi terrorists have caused fires at two major oil refineries run by Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant.
Citing an interior ministry spokesperson, the official Saudi Press Agency said on Saturday the blazes at the facilities in Abqaiq – home to the company’s largest oil processing plant – and Khurais were under control.
A spokesman for the Houthi terrorists claimed responsibility for the strikes.
He said its Muslim terrorists had sent 10 drones to attack the Abqaiq oil processing facility and the Khurais oil field. He threatened with more attacks on Saudi Arabia, which leads a military coalition battling the terrorists in neighboring Yemen.
Footage showed a huge blaze at Abqaiq, site of Aramco’s largest oil processing plant, while a second drone attack started fires in the Khurais oilfield.
The fires are now under control at both facilities, state media said.
In recent months, the Iranian-backed terrorists have carried out a series of drone and missile attacks targeting Saudi airbases, airports and other facilities.
In May, four tankers, two of them Saudi-flagged, were damaged by explosions within the UAE’s territorial waters in the Gulf of Oman. Saudi Arabia and the US said Iran was behind the attacks.
Tension worsened when Iran shot down a US surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz in June, leading a month later to the Pentagon announcing the deployment of US troops to Saudi Arabia.