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Saudi oil refinery attacked by drone, sparking small fire


RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says a drone attack started a small fire at an oil refinery in the capital, Riyadh, but it didn’t cause any injury or affect supplies. The energy ministry said the attack occurred before dawn on Thursday but didn’t say from where the drone strike was launched. Yemen’s rebel Houthis who have been battling a Saudi-led coalition in their country since 2015 claimed responsibility on Friday. The kingdom’s oil facilities have been targeted by the Houthis in the past. The Iranian-backed Houthis also claimed responsibility for a shocking attack in 2019 that temporarily knocked out half of the kingdom’s daily production at the time. 

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