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Fire at Saudi Oil Field Yemen Rebels Claimed Attacking

Voice of America
17 Aug 2019, 23:05 GMT+10

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Saudi state TV says a fire has been controlled at a massive oil and gas field after a drone attack claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels.

State TV said the fire struck the Shaybah oil field, which produces some 1 million barrels of crude oil a day.

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Aramco and Saudi officials did not respond to requests for comment from The Associated Press.

The oil field at Shaybah is in the Arabian Peninsula's Empty Quarter, a sea of sand where temperatures routinely hit 50 degrees Celsius (122 degree Fahrenheit).

The site is also just a few kilometers (miles) from the border of the United Arab Emirates and some 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) from rebel-held territory in Yemen, demonstrating the range of the Houthis' drones.

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