[size=52]A senior Iraqi intelligence official: Aramco attack was carried out by Iranian aircraft from the crowd camps[/size]
[size=45]BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Airstrikes on Aramco's oil facilities on Saturday morning were carried out by Iranian warplanes fired from crowd bases in southern Iraq, a senior Iraqi intelligence official told Middle East Eye.
The official pointed out that the attacks on Abqaiq and Khurais, two key facilities in Aramco in eastern Saudi Arabia, were in response to Israeli drone strikes on bases and masses of the people in August.
The Iraqi intelligence official declined to specify the bases from which planes were launched on Saturday.
However, he stressed that the distance between southern Iraq and Saudi oil fields was about half the distance that the drones would have to fly had been launched from Houthi bases in northern Yemen.
He said the drones must travel between 500 kilometers and 600 kilometers, as if they had been fired from Houthi bases, they would have to cover a distance of 1,100 to 1,300 kilometers.
Kuwaiti media reported on Saturday that a three-meter drone was flying over Dar Salwa Palace in downtown Kuwait City.
Al-Rai newspaper said a three-meter drone, coming from the sea, landed 250 meters above the palace.
The drone flew near the beach of Al Badaa and headed for Kuwait City.
The Kuwaiti government said on Sunday it was investigating seeing the drone.
"The security leadership has started the necessary investigations into seeing a drone on the coast of Kuwait City and the measures taken to counter it," the cabinet said on its Twitter account.
It added that Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah instructed military and security officers to tighten security at vital installations in OPEC-producing Gulf countries and take all necessary measures to "protect Kuwait's security."
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