A drone attack caused a fire at an oil refinery in the Saudi capital Riyadh, and the attack was blamed on Yemen‘s Houthi rebels.
The Yemeni rebel movement Ansar Allah (Houthis) announced a military operation in Saudi Arabia, which resulted in three drones attacking a Saudi Aramco oil refinery in the country‘s capital. The corresponding statement was posted on Friday on Twitter on the page of the official spokesman of the rebel forces, Brigadier General Yahya Sariya. “Our armed forces carried out a large-scale military operation called Breaking the Siege using nine unmanned aerial vehicles [UAVs]. Three Samad-3 drones were sent to the [Saudi] Aramco refinery in Riyadh,” the text underlines.
In turn, Saudi Arabia condemned Friday‘s drone attack on an oil refinery in the capital Riyadh.
The Energy Department said the attack, which caused a small fire, occurred at about 4:40 a. m. Thursday and caused no deaths or injuries.
The attack did not cause a disruption in the supply of oil or its derivatives, the Saudi Energy Ministry said.
He said that these acts of terrorism are not just aimed at the Kingdom, but rather are aimed, in a broader way, at destabilising the security and stability of the world‘s energy supplies.
The ministry reiterated Saudi Arabia‘s call on countries and organizations to stand against these sabotage and terrorist attacks and confront all parties that carry out or support them.