Saudis Foil Attack By Unknown Enemy On Offshore Oil Field

20 Jun 2017   Saudi Arabia

After last week’s attack on several vessels in the Bab Al Mandab, Middle East offshore oil operations again have been hit. According to Saudi Arabia’s national news agency SPA an attack on a major offshore oil field has been prevented. Saudi military sources have reported that the Al Marjan offshore oilfield was attacked by three boats “bearing red and white flags”. Warning shots have been fired, one vessel has been captured, while two others have escaped on Friday. The Saudi military reported that the captured boat “was loaded with weapons for (a) subversive purpose.” No details were given by the Saudi officials on a possible group or country behind the attack. (Click to enlarge) The continuing remarks about a ‘red and white flag’ on the boats could however be a hint to a possible Qatari involvement, as the latter’s flag holds these colors. This would mean a direct military […]

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