Online are circulating the images of a huge blaze at Abqaiq, site of Aramco’s largest oil processing plant, the Abqaiq site. A second drone attack hit the Khurais oilfield.
According to the local media, the emergency response of the fire brigade teams allowed to control the fires at both facilities.
Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attacks on the Abqaiq plant, according to a spokesman for the group in Yemen, it had deployed 10 drones in the attacks.
The group is threatening Saudi Arabia of further attacks. The Iran-aligned Houthi rebel movement fights the Yemeni government and a coalition of regional countries led by Saudi Arabia that fights the rebels since 2015, when President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi was was kicked out of Sanaa by the Houthis.
“The military spokesman, Yahya Sarea, told
“He said Saturday’s attack was one of the biggest operations the Houthi forces had undertaken
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for coordinated the attacks, it added that we are facing an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply.
Officials have attributed the attacks to a specific threat actor:
“At 04:00 (01:00 GMT), the industrial security teams of Aramco started dealing with fires at two of its facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais as a result of…
The attacks will have a dramatic impact on Saudi Arabia’s oil supply, it could be cut off 50 percent following the incidents.
These latest attacks demonstrate the potential impact of drone attacks against critical infrastructures, at the time is not clear if the
“The Saudi Air Force
Groups like the Houthis and Hezbollah have access to drone technology and could use it is sophisticated operations. Intelligence analysts fear the escalating tensions in the region that could open a world oil crisis.
(SecurityAffairs – drone attacks, Saudi Arabia)