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Yemen’s Houthis claim attack on Aramco facility after reports of a huge fire in Saudi city of Jeddah

Saudi Aramco logo is pictured at the oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia October 12, 2019.
Maxim Shemetov | Reuters

A huge plume of smoke could be seen above an oil facility in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah on Friday, according to multiple media reports, shortly after Yemen’s Houthi group said they would be issuing a statement on a military operation.

A Reuters source said that a Saudi Aramco facility had been hit in an attack, while the Associated Press cited videos of a raging fire at the oil depot.

On Sunday, Saudi authorities confirmed an attack on Aramco facilities, with Houthi rebels using missiles and drones to target at least six sites across Saudi Arabia, including an Aramco fuel depot and a liquefied natural gas plant.

“There were no injuries or fatalities, and no impact on the company’s supplies to customers,” Aramco CEO Amin Nasser said on an earnings call on Sunday. Aramco suffered a major attack on its facilities back in 2019.

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