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Saudi state TV confirms Yemen rebels attack in Jiddah ahead of F1 race

Saudi state TV confirms Yemen rebels attack

Saudi state TV confirms Yemen rebels attack in Jiddah ahead of F1 race
Saudi state TV confirms Yemen rebels attack in Jiddah ahead of F1 race

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JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi state television said there was a “hostile operation” targeting the Jeddah oil depot as Houthi rebels in Yemen attacked the depot on Friday in the Saudi city of Jeddah ahead of the kingdom’s Formula 1 race – their most prominent attack to date that threatened to disrupt the Grand Prix. The next big.

This acknowledgment comes Friday evening, at a time when the Houthi rebels in Yemen announced an attack on the northern Jeddah bulk station near the city’s airport.

Yemen rebels strike oil depot in Saudi city hosting F1 race

Journalists covering the exercises witnessed smoke rising over the city around 5:40 p.m.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – A raging fire broke out Friday at an oil depot in the Saudi city of Jeddah ahead of an F1 race there, according to videos, with Yemen’s Houthis admitting they launched a series of attacks on the kingdom. .

While Saudi Arabia and state-run oil giant Saudi Aramco did not immediately acknowledge the fire, it appears to have been centered in the same fuel depot that the Houthis attacked in recent days.

While Saudi Arabia and state-run oil giant Saudi Aramco did not immediately acknowledge the fire, it appears to have been centered in the same fuel depot that the Houthis attacked in recent days.

North Jeddah Bulk Terminal is located southeast of Madinah International Airport, and is an important hub for Muslim pilgrims heading to Mecca. Videos of the fire correspond to known geographical features around the plant.

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company, known as Saudi Aramco, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Those who were on the F1 track could see the large black smoke cloud from afar. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

But the Houthi-run Al Masirah news channel in Yemen said that more details would be revealed later about their attacks.

The Iran-backed Houthis did not immediately say they were behind the Jeddah fire on Friday.

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