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Fire At Saudi Oil Terminal After “Projectile Attack”: Energy Ministry

Fire broke out at oil terminal in Saudi Arabia after it was hit by a projectile (Representational)


A fireplace broke out at an oil terminal in southern Saudi Arabia after it was hit by a projectile, the power ministry mentioned Friday, the sixth anniversary of a Riyadh-led navy intervention in Yemen.

“A projectile attack on a petroleum products distribution terminal in Jizan… resulted in a fire in one of the terminal’s tanks,” the ministry mentioned in an announcement revealed by the official Saudi Press Agency, including that no casualties had been reported.

It didn’t say who was behind the strike on Thursday, but it surely comes as Yemen’s Huthi rebels more and more mount assaults on the dominion’s power installations.

The assault comes after Saudi Arabia on Monday supplied the Huthis a “comprehensive” UN-supervised ceasefire, as a part of a collection of contemporary proposals aimed toward ending the catastrophic six-year battle.

But the Huthis swiftly dismissed the initiative as “nothing new” as they reiterated their demand {that a} Saudi-led air and sea blockade on Yemen be utterly lifted.

Riyadh led a navy coalition into Yemen in March 2015 to prop up the internationally recognised authorities, but it surely has struggled to oust the extremely motivated rebels.

The coalition says it enforced a naval and air blockade to forestall the smuggling of weapons to the rebels from Iran — allegations Tehran denies.

Yemen on Friday marks the sixth anniversary of the Saudi-led navy coalition’s involvement within the disastrous warfare, which has left the nation damaged and on the sting of famine.

The grinding battle has claimed tens of hundreds of lives and displaced thousands and thousands, in accordance with worldwide organisations, sparking what the UN calls the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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