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Yemeni drones hit world's largest refinery in Saudi Arabia

PressTV: Yemeni 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.

A spokesman for 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 attacks, but Yemen's Houthi movement later claimed responsibility in an announcement on Al Masirah TV.

The movement's military spokesman General Yahya Sare'e said 10 drones were deployed against the sites in Abqaiq and Khurais, and pledged to widen the range of attacks on Saudi Arabia.

"This was one of the largest operations which our forces have carried out deep inside Saudi Arabia. It came after careful intelligence and cooperation with honorable and free people inside Saudi Arabia," he said without elaboration.

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Political repercussion ...

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Sun Sep 15th, 2019 at 07:53:54 AM EST
Non-state actors now have the capability to destroy point targets, a military asset formerly only available for state actors.  This ability destabilizes the military dynamic of the Middle East by allowing non-state actors, e.g., Hezbollah, to attack targets inside of Israel, e.g., Israeli Air Force bases.  It also destabilizes the economic dynamic of the Middle East by allowing non-state actors, e.g., Hezbollah, to attack the infrastructure of Israel, e.g., electric power plants.  

Expect this kind of Aktion to rapidly move to other areas of the world where a minority have deeply felt grievances and a history of violence to express those grievances, e.g., Kashmir, insurgencies against foreign invasion, e.g., Iraq, and terrorist groups having territorial ambitions, e.g., ISIS.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sun Sep 15th, 2019 at 03:36:31 PM EST
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