Houthis claim attacks on two oil sites in eastern Saudi Arabia

2019-09-14 | Since 3 Month

Spokesman for the Houthi forces Brigadier General Yahya SareeSana'a - The Houthi group (Ansar Allah) has claimed responsibility for Saturday's 9-14-2019 attacks on two Saudi oil giant Aramco facilities in the east of the kingdom, the third attack on Aramco's facilities in four months.

Earlier on Saturday, Riyadh announced that an attack by drones caused two fires in two Aramco plants in Abqaiq province and Khurais migration, stressing "control of the fires and limit their spread."

Earlier on Saturday, the Houthis armed forces spokesman said that the air force of Houthis successfully carried out a "large-scale" operation with 10 drones targeting Saudi Aramco oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais.

The Houthi armed forces spokesman said the operation was a "legitimate and natural" response to "the enemy's aggression and blockade" of Yemen.

Yahya Saree vowed the Saudi regime to expand military operations, which he said would be more painful "as long as the aggression and siege continued," noting that there is no solution for Saudi Arabia only to stop "aggression and siege."

Abqaiq is home to the world's largest oil refinery, while Khurais includes the Khurais Field, the world's largest petroleum project with an estimated production of 1.2 million barrels per day of Arabian light oil.

On 17 August, Saudi Arabia admitted an air strike by Houthi forces targeting the al-Shaiba oil field and refinery in the east of the kingdom.

Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih said that the attack resulted in a controlled fire after it caused “limited” damage, without any human casualties, stressing that the Kingdom's oil production and exports were not affected by this "terrorist" act.

The Houthis at the time claimed responsibility for the attack, confirming the targeting of 10 drones.

On 15 May , Saudi Arabia said that drones attacked Afif and Dawadmi stations in the Riyadh region to pump Aramco oil, but supplies have not stopped, while the Houthis claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Aramco is the leading industrial company in Saudi Arabia and the largest oil company in the world.

Yemen has been racked by a 5-year bloody conflict between the internationally-recognized Yemeni government's forces, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, and the Iranian-backed Houthi group who ousted the government in 2014.

 



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