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Flames and smoke rise over Aramco refinery in Saudi Arabia

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 14, 2019 14:59

Flames and smoke rise over Aramco refinery in Saudi Arabia

Drone attacks have set alight two major oil facilities run by the state-owned company Aramco in Saudi Arabia.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.

A spokesman for the Iran-aligned Houthi group in Yemen said it had deployed 10 drones in the attacks.The military spokesman told al-Masirah TV, owned by the Houthi movement and based in Beirut, that further attacks could be expected in the future.Saudi officials have not yet commented on who could be behind the attacks.Abqaiq is about 60km (37 miles) south-west of Dhahran in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, while Khurais, some 200km further south-west, has the country’s second largest oilfield.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 14, 2019 14:59