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Unidentified drones attack: the largest refineries in Saudi Arabia

The two largest oil refineries in Saudi Arabia, owned by Saudi Aramco, were attacked by unidentified drones on Saturday night, the Associated Press reported, citing a statement from the kingdom’s authorities. As a result of explosions, fires broke out at the refinery.

Unidentified drones attack the largest refineries in Saudi Arabia

The first explosion occurred at the Abkayk refinery in the area of ​​the city of Dammam in the eastern province of the country, the second at the large Khurais oil field 150 kilometres from the capital, Riyadh.


“At 04:00 on Saturday, Aramco's industrial safety services began to extinguish two fires at the company's refineries in the Abkayk and Khurais districts that arose after UAV attacks,” the official said. He said that the fires were localized, an investigation was launched into the incident.

It is believed that drones could be sent by Hussite Yemeni who carry out regular UAV attacks against targets in Saudi Arabia, but the authorities have yet to confirm or deny this version.

Recall that in August, the Hussites launched an attack from unmanned aerial vehicles at a field and a refinery in the Sheba an area in Saudi Arabia, which led to the ignition of a gas enterprise in the field. In response, the Arab coalition attacked the positions of the Hussites in northern Yemen.

In addition, the Associated Press recalls that earlier this refinery was already the target of terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda terrorists (banned in the Russian Federation). So, the last time suicide bombers made a failed attempt to carry out an explosion at a factory in February 2006.

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