Saudi Air Defense Forces Intercept Ballistic Missile Fired by Houthis

| May 20, 2018 | 6 Comments

The Center for International Communication (CIC), Ministry of Culture and Information, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sent us a press release this morning, announcing that they had intercepted a ballistic missile fired at the Saudi city of Khamis Mushait by the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen;

RIYADH, May 19, 2018 – The spokesman for the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, Col. Turki Almalki, said Royal Saudi Air Defence Forces on Saturday evening intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia towards Saudi Arabia from Saada governorate in Yemen.

Another missile fired by the Houthis in the same direction landed in the desert.

“The ballistic missile was intercepted at exactly 6.14pm Riyadh time,” Col Almalki said in a statement.

“The Saudi Royal Air Defence Forces spotted another missile that landed in an uninhabited desert.

Thankfully there were no reports of any damage until the time this statement was issued,” he added.

He said that the two rockets were aimed at the Saudi city of Khamis Mushait and were targeted at busy civilian areas.

Col. Almalki said: “This hostile action by the Houthi terrorist group supported by Iran proves the Iranian regime’s sustained involvement in supporting the Houthis with material capabilities, in clear defiance of UN Resolutions 2216 and 2231 in order to undermine the security of Saudi Arabia, the region and the international community.

“The firing of ballistic missiles at populated towns and villages is contrary to international humanitarian law.”

The Saudis have intercepted four other missiles fired by the Iranian clients this monthl

Category: Terror War

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  1. AW1Ed says:

    Bet the Syrians and Iranians are wishing they could get Patriot defense systems like the Saudis, instead of the Russian S-400s the Israelis so easily seem to defeat.

  2. Deplorable B Woodman says:

    S-400s? When did they get upgraded from SCUDs?

    • AW1Ed says:

      A version of the Scud is what the Houthis are shooting into Saudi Arabia- ballistic missiles used against ground targets.

    • 5JC says:

      S400 is surface to air SCUDs are surface to surface. S400 is a good system but was designed to defeat long range high flying US bombers, TBMs and aircraft conducting air supremacy type operations.

      Properly employed ground strike air craft not so much.

  3. 1610desig says:

    Are the Saudis using competent foreign technicians? How else can they shoot down missiles and still look at internet porn.

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