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Saudi: Drone attacks oil terminal in Jazan causing fire

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy on Thursday condemned an attack on a vital oil installation in Jazan, which resulted in a fire in one of the tanks.
The ministry said “these acts of sabotage target the security of energy supplies.”

The Arab coalition and Saudi air defenses intercepted and destroyed several explosive-laden drones launched by Yemen’s Houthi militia toward the Kingdom earlier on Thursday, state TV reported.  

“Today at 9:08 p.m. an attack with projectile was made on the petroleum products distribution terminal in Jazan,” an official ministry spokesperson said, adding the attack resulted in a fire in one of the terminal’s tanks, and left no casualties.

“The attack does not target the Kingdom alone, but also petroleum exports, the stability of energy supply to the world, freedom of the world trade, as well as the global economy,” the spokesperson said.

In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA),  the spokesman said that the attack also affects maritime traffic and exposes coasts and territorial waters to serious environmental repercussions.



Saudi Press Agency

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