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Fire at Saudi Arabia oil facility after drone attack

A drone assault on the world’s largest oil-export terminal in Saudi Arabi recently occurred, causing a fire and a brief spike in oil prices. In other reports, a missile was also launched but was intercepted. The incident marks a serious escalation in the country’s rebel attacks from the air.

Approximately six drones struck the oil facility in the capital of Riyadh on Friday, igniting a fire at the installation.

Saudi Arabia condemned the attack, saying it targeted ‘the security and stability of the world’s energy supplies.

Reported on aljazeera.com: Read the entire article here.

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