Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019

A US source draws “path” of weapons targeted Aramco

BAGHDAD, CNN quoted a source familiar with what he said that some of the results of investigations reached by Saudi Arabia and the United States on the attack on "Aramco" last Saturday.

The source said that the assessment of Riyadh and Washington is likely that the attack was carried out by cruise missiles flew low-altitude backed by drones, launched from an Iranian base located near the Iraqi border."

"The two countries' assessment shows that there is a high probability that the drone-backed missiles were fired from an Iranian base near the border with Iraq," the source familiar with the investigation said, adding that the route was by sending missiles over Iraq and making them wrap over Kuwait to the two facilities of Saudi oil to hide the source of its launching. "

The source added that "there are no indications at all that would indicate that these missiles came from southern Saudi Arabia, especially Yemen," pointing out that some missiles failed to hit their targets, and landed in the desert before the arrival of its destination, where the fields of Aramco in Abqaiq, indicating: "It is good enough to determine its origin and identity."

"US weapons investigators have arrived in Saudi Arabia to assist Saudi military investigators in determining the number of missiles that hit the Aramco oil facilities and verifying their identity, assets, technology and who owns them," he said.

Earlier on Saturday, Saudi Arabia was hit by a large-scale attack on two oil facilities of the giant "Aramco" in the east of the country, the Abqaiq oil refinery and the Khurais Hijra field, which was adopted by the Yemeni Houthi group Ansar Allah, which said the operation was carried out by 10 drone planes.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

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A US source draws “path” of weapons targeted Aramco

BAGHDAD, CNN quoted a source familiar with what he said that some of the results of investigations reached by Saudi Arabia and the United States on the attack on "Aramco" last Saturday.

The source said that the assessment of Riyadh and Washington is likely that the attack was carried out by cruise missiles flew low-altitude backed by drones, launched from an Iranian base located near the Iraqi border."

"The two countries' assessment shows that there is a high probability that the drone-backed missiles were fired from an Iranian base near the border with Iraq," the source familiar with the investigation said, adding that the route was by sending missiles over Iraq and making them wrap over Kuwait to the two facilities of Saudi oil to hide the source of its launching. "

The source added that "there are no indications at all that would indicate that these missiles came from southern Saudi Arabia, especially Yemen," pointing out that some missiles failed to hit their targets, and landed in the desert before the arrival of its destination, where the fields of Aramco in Abqaiq, indicating: "It is good enough to determine its origin and identity."

"US weapons investigators have arrived in Saudi Arabia to assist Saudi military investigators in determining the number of missiles that hit the Aramco oil facilities and verifying their identity, assets, technology and who owns them," he said.

Earlier on Saturday, Saudi Arabia was hit by a large-scale attack on two oil facilities of the giant "Aramco" in the east of the country, the Abqaiq oil refinery and the Khurais Hijra field, which was adopted by the Yemeni Houthi group Ansar Allah, which said the operation was carried out by 10 drone planes.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

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