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Riyadh refinery targeted by Yemeni drone

Doha, Houthi movement in Yemen said it had attacked a Saudi Aramco refinery in Riyadh on Wednesday using a drone, as the oil company said it had contained a limited fire at the plant.

Our air force drone has targeted the refinery of ARAMCO company in Riyadh, read a tweet on the account of the Houthi-run television channel al-Masirah, Reuters reported.

The operation by the drone air force is a strong start in a new stage of deterring the aggression, it quoted a Houthi military spokesman as saying in a tweet.

Just before al-Masirah's tweet, Aramco announced that its fire control teams and the Saudi civil defense had contained a limited fire that erupted in the early evening in storage containers at its refinery in Riyadh.

It tweeted that the fire had not affected the activities of the refinery and there were no casualties. It said an investigation would be opened to determine the causes of the fire.

A military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates intervened in Yemen's war in 2015 to try to unseat the Houthis and restore the internationally recognized government-in-exile.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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