Drone Sabotage on Saudi Pipeline Facility Raises Concerns

Oil refinery pipeline facilities, closeup of photo

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Two pump stations on Saudi Arabia’s key East-West pipeline were attacked by armed drones early Tuesday, causing a fire and minor damage. The Saudi Press Agency declared it an “act of terrorism and sabotage,” and Houthi militias in Yemen that are backed by Iran claimed responsibility for the attack.

Incidents are mounting of drones produced for civilian use being adapted for violent ends.

One that caught wide attention was an attack on President Maduro of Venezuela where at least one of the drones was caught on camera when it exploded. ISIS has also used drones by dropping a bomb on a Syrian ammo dump and filmed

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