Yemen’s Houthi rebels have launched a drone strike on a Saudi oil refinery.

The Houthi rebels also claimed responsibility for the attack.

Houthi Rebels drone attack on Saudi Oil Refinery
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It is reported that Iranian-backed insurgents have made significant progress in the western Yemeni city of Marib.

The refinery was attacked early in the morning, the second major attack on Saudi energy facilities this month.

The Saudi Ministry of Energy said in a statement that the Riyadh oil refinery was attacked by a drone, which caused a fire but was contained.

No casualties were reported and oil supplies were not disrupted, he added.

Strongly condemning the “cowardly attack”, the ministry said that the drone strikes were not only against the country but also against the global economy and global energy security.

Insurgent cross-border attacks have intensified under pressure from US President Joe Biden to resume stalled peace talks.

The latest attacks began when Saudi Arabia said it had thwarted a missile and drone strike on Ras Tanura.

Ras Tanura, one of the largest oil ports in the world, suffered no casualties.

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