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Huthis attack Saudi oil fields near Emirates

August 17, 2019

Yemen Huthi insurgents have announced this Saturday that they have launched an attack with at least a dozen drones against sites in the Saudi town of Shayba, in the east of the country, according to the Masira TV network, aligned with the insurgents

Saudi sources have confirmed the “minor” attack and damage at Shayba's facilities after a gas fire, although they have stressed that oil production has not been affected. In addition, they attribute the attack “with almost total probability” to three drones. The fire, which has not caused victims, has already been extinguished.

Huthis usually make sporadic attacks against Saudi soil. It should be remembered that Saudi Arabia supports the legitimate Yemeni Government against the insurgents, who in turn have the support of Iran, in what is considered a “third party” war between Tehran and Riyadh, the two major regional enemies.

Among the attacked facilities are a refinery and an oil warehouse, according to the information. The place is managed by the state oil company Aramco and is near the border with the United Arab Emirates.