Drones have hit two oil facilities of Saudi Arabia’s state oil giant Aramco in the country’s east, causing huge fires before dawn on Saturday.
Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry said in a statement that the attacks targeted two Aramco factories in Abqaiq and Khurais.
The statement did not identify the source of the attack. But Houthi and their allies have carried out similar attacks in recent months in retaliation for the kingdom’s airstrikes.
Abqaiq, 37 miles southwest of Dhahran in Saudi Eastern Province, contains the world’s largest oil processing plant. Most Saudi oil exported from the Persian Gulf is processed there.
The incident comes nearly a month after Saudi Aramco’s oil facilities in Shaybah, the kingdom’s largest strategic oil reserve near the UAE border, were targeted by Yemeni forces in a major drone attack.
Yemeni forces also launched a successful raid on a major pipeline spanning the kingdom in May.