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Yemen’s Houthi attacks Saudi energy facility, refinery output hits

Riyadh, March 20 (Reuters)-The Houthi Group in Iran, Yemen, launched missiles and drones at Saudi energy and desalination facilities, temporarily reducing refinery production, There were no casualties, the Saudi Ministry of Energy said on Sunday.

The ministry said in a statement that a drone strike struck a petroleum product distribution terminal in southern Jazan, a natural gas plant and the Yaslev refinery in Yanbu’s Red Sea port.

He mentioned the Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company, a joint venture with Saudi Aramco (2222.SE), stating that “the attack on the Yasref facility will temporarily reduce refinery production and compensate from inventory.” .. China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec).

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Aramco CEO Amin Nasser said on the phone that the company’s revenue was not affected by the attack on customer supply. Read more nL2N2VN03N]

The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi is targeting Saturday night and Sunday morning assaults at Al Shakyk’s desalination plant, Darlan Al Janub’s power plant, and Khamis Mushait’s gas facility. Said that.

Attacks and debris from intercepted projectiles caused material damage, but said there was no loss of life.

The Houthi army spokesman Yahya Sarea launched ballistic missiles and winged missiles, and drones at the Aramco facility in the capital Riyadh, Yanbu, and “other regions”, followed by “important targets” in other Saudi Arabian regions. He said he had attacked.

The coalition said in its first investigation that the group used Iranian cruise missiles at its desalination plant and Jazan distribution center in Aramco, and that Saudi Aramco’s air defense intercepted ballistic missiles and nine drones.

State media posted images and videos of projectile debris, damaged cars and structures, and firefighters extinguishing flames.

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Saudi Arabia struggled to escape the seven-year conflict, killing tens of thousands and facing millions of Yemen in starvation. The Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia endangered the kingdom’s airports and oil facilities and killed civilians.

UN Special Envoy Hans Grundberg is discussing the possibility of a truce during the holy Ramadan month of Muslims, which begins in April, his office said on Sunday.

The Houthis expelled the Yemeni government from the capital Sana’a in late 2014, urging the alliance to intervene. The conflict is seen as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and the Houthi states that they are fighting a corrupt system and foreign aggression.

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Reported by Moataz Mohamed, Yasmin Hussein, Omar Fahmy, Dubai Saeed Azhar, Maha El Dahan in Cairo Written by Ghaida Written by Frances Kerry and Ghantous edited by Mark Potter

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