YEMEN Press Agency

Saudi Arabia says drone attacks on oil refinery cause fire in Riyadh

SANAA, March 19 (YPA) – An oil refinery in Riyadh was attacked by drones on Friday resulting in a massive fire, Saudi media reported, citing Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy’s statement.

The Saudi Ministry of Energy confirmed earlier that a huge fire broke out at the refinery in Riyadh at 6:05 a.m. on Friday, as a result of a large-scale military operation carried out by the drone aircraft.

Earlier in the day, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e, the military spokesman of  Yemeni armed forces announced the implementation of “ , Shaaban 6th military operation” targeting Aramco Company in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, with six drones.

Sare’e renewed his calls on foreign companies and civilians to completely avoid presence near the military and vital targets as they turned to be vital targets for our forces and they might be hit at any moment.