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Saudi Aramco oil sites hit by drones, disrupting production

Attack reduces kingdom's crude output by half, energy minister says

DUBAI -- Drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels hit two oil production facilities in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, sparking huge fires that have threatened the global energy supply.

The Interior Ministry confirmed attacks in a statement carried by state-run Saudi Press Agency. The Iranian-backed Houthis claimed credit, saying 10 drones were used in the assault.

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