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World Saudi Aramco says customers unaffected by Houthi attack on Jeddah

12:07  24 november  2020
12:07  24 november  2020 Source:   aljazeera.com

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An official from Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil company has confirmed that Yemen’s Houthi rebels targeted one of its facilities in Jeddah , but said the attack Damage at a Saudi Aramco oil company distribution station that Yemeni Houthis say they attacked , in the city of Jeddah , Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia says Jeddah fuel tank blast caused by ‘ Houthi terrorist missile’. Reuters/Riyadh. Earlier on Monday, Yemen's Houthi military spokesman said on Twitter that Houthi forces fired a missile that struck a Saudi Aramco oil company distribution station in Saudi Arabia's Red Sea city of

Oil giant Saudi Aramco says customers were unaffected by an attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on a petroleum products distribution plant in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea city of Jeddah.

a man standing in front of a building: A staff member stands next to the damaged tank at the Saudi Aramco distribution station [Marwa Rashad/Reuters] © A staff member stands next to the damaged tank at the Saudi Aramco distribution station [Marwa Rasha... A staff member stands next to the damaged tank at the Saudi Aramco distribution station [Marwa Rashad/Reuters]

One of the facility’s tanks was hit by a missile in early on Monday.

The attack knocked out 10 percent of all fuel that was stored at the plant, a Saudi Aramco official said on Tuesday, adding that the tank – one of 13 at the facility – is currently out of action.

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CAIRO (Reuters) - The spokesman of the Saudi -led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Monday that Iran-aligned Houthis have been implicated in an attack at Spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki added that this “cowardly terrorist attack , does not target the national capabilities of the kingdom, but rather

Aramco 's oil production and export facilities are mostly in Saudi 's Eastern Province, more than 1,000 km across the country from Jeddah . State oil giant Aramco did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A Houthi military spokesman, Yahya Sarea, said the attack was carried out with a

The official described the site as a “critical facility” that distributes more than 120,000 barrels of products per day.

A fire caused by the attack was extinguished in about 40 minutes with no casualties, he said.

The attack was confirmed by a Saudi official who told the Saudi state news agency (SPA) it was a “terrorist attack with a projectile”.

The oil company’s production and export facilities are mostly in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern province, more than 1,000km (621 miles) away from Jeddah, across the country.

Announcing the attack, a military spokesman for the Houthis warned that “operations will continue”.

Yahya Sarea said the attack was carried out with a Quds-2 type winged missile. He also posted a satellite image with the label: “North Jeddah bulk plant-Saudi Aramco”.

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The distribution station of the oil and gas company Saudi Aramco , which is located in the city of Jeddah , was attacked . This is reported by Reuters, citing a representative of the Yemeni Houthis . It is also noted that the Houthis plan to continue similar operations in relation to foreign companies

Yemen's Houthi rebel group claims to have launched a missile at an oil distribution facility in Jeddah operated by Saudi Arabia's state-controlled Saudi Aramco could not be reached for a comment. Houthi armed forces spokesman brigadier-general Yahya Saree said the missile launch came ahead

“The strike was very accurate, and ambulances and fire engines rushed to the target,” Sarea said.

That facility is just southeast of Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport, an important site that handles incoming Muslim pilgrims en route to nearby Mecca.

Renewed violence

Yemen has been mired in conflict since a Saudi-led coalition intervened in March 2015 to restore the Yemeni government, which had been removed from power in the capital Sanaa by Houthi forces in late 2014.

Cross-border attacks by Houthi forces have escalated since late May when a truce prompted by the novel coronavirus pandemic expired. The Saudi-led coalition has responded with air raids on Houthi-held territory.

The Houthis control most of north Yemen and most large urban areas. They say they are fighting a corrupt system.

Sarea said the attack was carried out in response to the Saudi-led coalition’s actions in Yemen.

The claimed attack came just after a visit by outgoing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia to see Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The kingdom also just hosted the annual G20 summit, which concluded on Sunday.

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