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Houthis’ “Cruise Missile” Successfully Hits Airport In Southern Saudi Arabia

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Houthis' "Cruise Missile" Successfully Hits Airport In Southern Saudi Arabia

Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing

Dozens of civilians were reportedly injured on June 12 in a missile strike by the Houthis on Abha International Airport in southern Saudi Arabia.

The Yemeni rebel group said that its missile force had launched a “cruise missile” at the strategic airport, which has a large military part. A spokesman for the group said that “advanced U.S. air-defense systems” deployed inside the airport were not able to intercept the missile.

“A cruise missile targeted the control tower directly, which resulted in its destruction,” Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Houthis, said in a short press release.

Contrary to the Houthis’ claims, the Saudi-led coalition said that the missile hit the arrival hall in the airport injuring 26 civilians, including three women and two children. Most of the injured civilians were treated on spot. However, 8 were transported to nearby hospitals.

“The Iran-backed Houthi terrorist militia, through its media, claimed full responsibility for this terrorist act using a cruise missile –as they claim- which constitutes a clear recognition and full responsibility for the targeting of civilians and civilian places that are subject to special protection under international humanitarian law, this may amount to a war crime,” a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, Col. Turki al-Malki, said in an official statement.

Col. al-Malki said that the coalition’s experts are now working to determine the type of missile used in the attack on Abha International Airport.

The Houthis have a track record of using precision-guided weapons. In 2017, the Iranian-backed group launched what is suspected to be an Iranian Soumar cruise missile at the Barakah nuclear power plant in the UAE.

The upcoming hours will likely reveal additional details about the unusual attack, which was another demonstration of the Houthis’ growing capabilities.

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  • Zionism = EVIL

    Now why can’t the SAA hits the Zionist arseholes with a missile attack on the Ben Gurion shithole? The Saudi scum are really being hammered and much worse is yet to come if they don’t run home :)

    • Sinbad2

      The SAA can hit the Zionist arseholes, and then the USA would carpet bomb Syria and kill millions.
      The job of the SAA is to protect the Syrian people, you either don’t think things through, or don’t care if millions of innocent Syrians are killed by the American ghouls.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        Americunts have already bombed Syria on various times and occupying a third of it from al-Tanf to Euphrates. I don’t believe they are that stupid to start another major war that will burn the region. What I learnt in life is to always test a bully.

        • Sinbad2

          Yes they will bomb, not with fancy new guided bombs, but with old fashioned dumb bombs from B52’s.
          The bombs would need to be replaced, that would make money for the arms manufacturers. A large chunk of the US economy is the arms industry, it would stimulate the economy. Also don’t forget that the US is controlled by Jews.
          The US is itching to go to war, they don’t care who they kill, just as long as they kill somebody. Killing the enemies of the Jews would just be icing on the cake for the USA.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            Actually, the Americunt economy is a mirage and going down the tubes, thanks to the lardass moron Trump’s economic war with China, which is not working out. The deadbeat Americunt economy can not afford a regional war with the limited number of troops. Just to attack Iraq, the cowards assembled over a million NATO and puppet soldiers.

          • Sinbad2

            Yes all true, but the US has been bankrupt for a long time.
            The world plays along because the US runs a protection racket, you pay or you die.
            The reason the USA started this war was to build a gas pipeline from Qatar to Europe, so as to control energy supplies to Europe. Ukraine is part of the same project. Apart from the money the US would make, it would also give them the power to turn off the power to Europe, that’s a powerful blackmail tool.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            It will be interesting to see what the Jap puppet Abe has to say in Tehran tomorrow. He is also meeting Khamenei, which is unusual.Looks like the idiot Trump wants face saving as pressure on Iran is not working and may lead to a nuclear breakout.

          • Sinbad2

            Japan is little more than an American occupied colony, they will do whatever Washington tells them to do.

          • FlorianGeyer

            Very true ,Sinbad.

        • FlorianGeyer

          The problem is that American bullies are essentially the same morally as ISIS bullies, except that the American ones wear suits.

          • Concrete Mike

            Another problem is that americans/brits/israeli/saudis are all puppets of the same master.

            Why waste your time killing puppets, its the puppet master that must be hung!

            Thats why I reject blanket statement like blame all the jews! Jews are a goddamned puppet just like all of us.

            So a wise greek told me once ;).

            Havent heard from prom app in a while hope hes doing good!

          • FlorianGeyer

            Who in your opinion is the Puppet Master, or is the Puppet Master a collective of Puppet Masters under one banner?

          • Concrete Mike

            That is an excellent, existential question.

            I dont know, but i would start with a money trail.

            I have my suspicions about the venitian bankers that moved to the netherlands centuries ago, this would be a good place to start.
            I wont get into blaming certain religous groups for a simple reason, for money, humans have shown they will do anything, worship whoever just to get money. One can wrap onself in religion all he wants, its easynto see who is corrupt by money and who is not.!

            Another place that could be good to check but wont ever happen is the vatican!

            There must be warehouses full of financial documents. Oh to be a spider in there…

          • zman

            The money trail is usually the best indicator of who is doing what to whom. Since all this crap is definitely tied together…my vote is CoL., which means every central bank/corporation in the world. Going further than that would be near impossible. Going after the puppets may be the only way forward.

          • Concrete Mike

            Perhaps taking out the weakest puppet first( saudi) could bring somethjng positive about, but my feeling is that the fall of saudis is already planned, to be consummed by corporations while leaving the saudi bedouin poor and destitute as always!

          • zman

            The Saudis are already owned. ARAMCO is the collusion of the US oil corporations and the crypto-jewish House of Saud. The oil corps created this entity (OPEC) to bring the world energy supply under control. Israel runs their foreign policy anyways and have since who knows how long. Remember, it was the west who created the middle east countries in the first place. But you are right in one respect…they could not care less about the true Bedouins. This is why they are so ruthless in their own country…ever notice the similarity between Israeli and KSA home policies? The Bedouins in KSA could be Palestinians in Israel for the treatment they recieve.

          • FlorianGeyer

            Yes, the power that the Vatican has had will surely be archived I would think.

            Rather like trophies that wrong doers seem to keep in secret spaces.

          • Sinbad2

            If you accept that all wars are about money, armed robbery at a national level, then the obvious doctor evils are the banks.

          • FlorianGeyer

            I agree that the banks are at the top of the shit heep.

      • Concrete Mike

        I agree with you 100%. Thats asking to get nuked!!

        Dont fall for the provocations SAA!

  • Sinbad2

    The Saudis use Patriot missiles, and they don’t work very well.
    I wonder what other American equipment is unfit for task?

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The Americunt Patriot could even down a single of Saddam’s dud scuds, let alone the new generation of airburst missiles the Yemenis are producing.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a7cb6280dbba6ace8e4afb8faad19104c8174dbc109598b514c4e192b93fed8d.jpg

    • occupybacon

      And I think Israeli equipment too

    • Παραπολιτικός Τηλέτυπος

      Either the patriots dont work very well , or the Saudis dont work at all.

      • David Parker

        The Patriot Missile system says a lot for why Turkey, Lebanon, and India want the S-400 and won’t even talk about anything else. Long gone are the days when Iraq’s Soviet-era air defense system was penetrated by baby Bush.

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Well, the Zionist Iron Dud proved hardly any better against the new generation of Fajr3 airburst missiles which took out a whole housing block in Ashdod occupied Palestine, let alone Americunt “patriot” that could not even down a single 1960’s era Scud will work against 21st century NOE (Nap of earth) terrain hugging GPS guided family of Iranian missiles.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        Saudis are inbred illiterate fuckwits and in any case NOE terrain hugging cruise missile is impossible to detect let alone intercept. The Ansarallah media unit has just given details which I have translated from the link and specifications below.

    • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

      everything else probably loool

  • omrizkiblog

    Hmmm… If they launched the missiles from border of yemen, that’s around 150Km (maps), good range & very precise for home built missiles. I wonder if they got parts imported from outside… ☕

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Old Americunt cars :) no wonder they are called bombs.

      • FlorianGeyer

        A few strikes against Saudi oil infrastructure would ruffle a few feathers I suspect :)

        • Zionism = EVIL

          The Ansar Allah are very smart, they are escalating incrementally to see the Saudi shitheads breaking point, oil is already $50 a barrel and the cost of the war is rising. Most of the dead and wounded in this attack were western oil workers and Asians and this will set off a panic exodus. All media is now reporting that the Ansarallah, now have cruise missiles and that alone will freakout the illiterate Bedouins. UAE pimps are next, just wait and see.

          • FlorianGeyer

            Its well worth waiting for, I agree, and will be perfect karma for the mindless destruction of Yemen by the US/UK supported Saudi child killers.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            As you know I am perhaps older than most of you and am old school and have seen a lot of evil in the world, but one thing I know that good always prevails over evil, it may take some time but the Saudi scum, UAE pimps and Zionist parasites are all destined for the garbage heap of history. The Apartheid shitheads also used to think they were invincible.

          • FlorianGeyer

            I am old and agree with you :)

          • S Melanson

            As am I. Evil has not changed in the world. What has changed was first, more effort to expose it. Second, more effort to stop it. Now it has grown to global movement to break the hegemonic status quo and this is well underway. When the multipolar world finally triumphs, I will play Here Comes the Sun, Beatles, Abbey Road.

          • FlorianGeyer

            I had not see the ‘yamanyoon’ site before, thank you. I now have it pinned.

            The Kingdom of Horrors is ripe for an insurrection by those who have been oppressed and tortured for generations by the favourite allie ( cash cow ) of NATO nations.

          • S Melanson

            Endgame in progress for Najran City

            Latest news. Ansarullah has largely completed encirclement of Najran City after Saudi soldiers fled their positions rather than fight. See ‘Surround of Najran City’, http://www.yamanyoon.com. June 12.

          • goingbrokes

            MSM have always called the Houthi “Iranian backed” even though no proof was ever presented. Perhaps with the sabre rattles against Iran of late has made the Iranians make up their minds and start actually supporting the Houthi. Whilst maintaining a plausible deniability, Saudi infrastructure is already taking hits and messing up some big plans all right.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            I have also detected some Hezbollah expertise on the ground, like exploding rocks and growing use of Iranian copper head shape charged tandem warhead Dehalevei Kornets fired with great fire discipline in the past two months.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8dcde6735b17b8536a1db246e7cdec419d99efefe30137a7c014e57f0c2a0da7.jpg

          • Concrete Mike

            Thats yemen?

          • Zionism = EVIL

            No, that is Hezbollah at Qalamoun Syria, watch their tech with thermal camera on pod. This is Yemen:
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4f4462c98615c527aabf529ee1527f1724a661a6dd0c17f71e6254f42d727578.jpg

        • Concrete Mike

          Id rather they go after the water treatment plants, hitting the oil infrastructure will cause you and me alot of financial hardships.

          You know what made me laugh in this article Florian, is how that spokesperson lamented the hitting of civilian infrastructure, while the saudi airforce bombs yemeni civilians daily.

          They bombed the GRAIN SILOS IN AL HUDEYDAH in 2015 for fucks sakes!!!

          So i say cry some more Col Al Maliki, next cruise.missile is up your ass hopefully!!

          • FlorianGeyer

            The problem with hitting water treatment plants etc, is that the elite and their minions will have ‘water’ and the general population without links to the regime in power will have none.

            Has the world ever been in such a collective man made global mess that is deliberately being created today?

          • Selbstdenker

            I think that hitting water treatment plants in this area will get the local population on their feet. Don’t underestimate the suppressed anger they foster since years. Without having anymore the benefits of a safe live and hitting the lowest level of the Masslow pyramid, the local tribes will take action.

          • FlorianGeyer

            For all too many throughout history, Contaminated Water has enabled it’s companion called Cholera to cut down civilian populations.

            If that were where you live, you could easily be one of those dying an agonising and filthy death. The cholera outbreak in Yemen already is massive.

            https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-01-mystery-yemen-cholera-epidemic.html

            “Yemen is facing the worst epidemic of cholera since records began. The disease has affected over 1 million people and caused almost 2,500 deaths. The United Nations estimate that 16 million of the 29 million people in Yemen lack access to safe water and basic sanitation.”

            Bombing by US allies have greatly and intentionally exacerbated the fragile infrastructure in Yemen.

          • Concrete Mike

            Hmmm well when you put it that way, we can handle higher fuel.prices.

            We are still living in a colonialist world, where settlers see themselves as superior to the indigenous people there.

            Israel is a prime example of this. This behavior has to stop, but its so deeply entrenched in our psyche that we cant even fathom an alternative.

            As unbalanced as things seem to be, our universe has an uncanny ability to level everything off in due time.
            So it will take some epic disaster for us to get our act together…or die.

          • David Parker

            “Our universe” does nothing.
            God is in charge and he will restore all the things Adam’s disobedience destroyed. All in his good time.

          • FlorianGeyer

            I agree 100%.

          • zman

            Unfortunately, this is what war today has degenerated to. Although attacking civilians or targets that would cause civilian deaths is abhorrent, this would also accomplish the same thing it does when the west does it. Profound unrest. It would be too bad if UAE and KSA had to fight their own terrified population while conducting a war on their neighbor. The populations in these two countries are not fond of their keepers and this scares the hell out of those that would be their leaders. If there are innocents being slaughtered without mercy and the world watches and does nothing, which innocents would I prefer to die? Yemenis, who have suffered tremendously or those in countries that perpetrate these wars? I would not cry for them any more than I would cry for Americans if they were hit in an urban area…like downtown NYC. When you sleep with the Devil and do his bidding….expect the worst.

          • FlorianGeyer

            I agree.

          • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

            AHAHHAHA YES!!!

      • occupybacon

        Where are the saucy links man?

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Well if you read Arabic then this the link you will need, in any case I have translated at the bottom of the post :)

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a65dda34ebd09241aed985b3e17466fbf6fc2c2404c9348a5c8b9d036c461db9.jpg

          The Ansar Allah media unveiled its new cruise missile that obliterated the Abha airport in Saudi Arabia.

          According to Ansar Allah sources, the missile range is 2500 km and has a high maneuverability.

          The missile accuracy rate is about one meter and can carry a warhead of 450kg.

          A spokesman for the Yemeni army said the missile hit the Abha control tower precisely and the US air defense systems failed to track the missile.

          He said that the missile attack to Abha airport was a self-defense and a legitimate response to the enemy and the blockade and 5-year closure of Yemeni airports.

          Yemeni army spokesman also demanded all foreign companies in the enemy countries of Yemen(Saudi Arabia, UAE, etc.) and also people to stay away from airports and military areas.

          • occupybacon

            No, I was asking for this: “Yemeni media is showing the aftermatch of the successful strike”

    • Concrete Mike

      I think yemen has some good engineers.

      Very creative and ressourceful.
      Maybe they had outside help, but im.not going there, i dont like talking in memes.

      Iran in yemen is a meme.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    Breaking: Ansar Allah also targeted Malek Khaled Airbase near Khamis Mushait Airport with several Qasef K2 Loitering drones causing huge fires and explosions.

    • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

      are these the airports the saudis have their fighter/bombers?

      • Zionism = EVIL

        Yes, almost all Saudi and UAE airports are dual use.

        • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

          good i hope they cant launch anymore airstrikes

  • Zionism = EVIL

    Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV cited a Yemeni military spokesman confirming, it was a cruise missile.

    “The latest US systems were unable to stop the missile. This strike hit the enemy with panic and fear and caused great confusion in their ranks,” the Yemeni military source added.

    Earlier this week, a Houthi military spokesman said it would target every airport in Saudi Arabia and that the coming days would reveal “big surprises”

  • goingbrokes

    “Houthis growing capabilities…” Love that sentence.

    • Noland

      Why, what’s wrong with it?

      • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

        absolutely nothing :)))

      • goingbrokes

        Everything’s right about it!

  • Rob

    This successful attack have further increased demand for Russian S-300 and S-400 air defence systems. America is a failed country. The US weapons does not work.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Jew trash Hollywood movies it does :)

    • Toronto Tonto

      We will see about that .

      • LR captain

        its nothing but remakes that get crapper and crapper. Little to nothing new original. new Movies today in general just flat out suck.

  • klove and light

    for the targeting of civilians and civilian places that are subject to special protection under international humanitarian law, this may amount to a war crime,” a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, Col. Turki al-Malki, said in an official statement.

    it doesnt get any sicker………after not dozens but hundreds of airstrikes on civilian Targets in jemen, Saudis are now bitching About 1 attack……… and i´d bet my house that we all gonna see MSM develop this into a big fucking Story and the bad Evil houhtis daring to shoot at Saudi Arabia and their poor suffering civilian Population-Sarcasm out

    • Concrete Mike

      Yes.im waiting for the CBC to cry for an hour about it.

      Have you considered that.maybe the empire wants the house of saud fall so the western corps could gobble up ARAMCO?

      I have been pondering this all winter, ramin mazerehi talks about in his kashoggi series, very interesting.

      • Saso Mange

        ARAMCO is western asset ;)

    • Joaquin

      Man I couldnt belive such a sentence! Crazy world we live at uh

  • Lena Jones

    What the article doesn’t tell you is that the Houthis have recently told the saudis that so long as they occupy Sana’a airport (Yemen’s capital airport where food and medical supplies used to fly in thru), then Saudi airports will be hit and brought to a standstill too. So if the saudis want to keep their airports safe, they need to let go of Sana’a airport. There’s no other way around it for them cuz the Houthis will NOT be budging on this point.

    Yemen army urges Saudi, UAE to stop aggression or expect surprises

  • Rhodium 10

    Thats why Iran can easily close Hormuz and for other hand destroy US bases in Gulf states with cruise missile, ballistic missile, long range Drones..while USA are wasting its arsenal of Tomahawk for nothing!

  • S Melanson

    Latest news. Ansarullah has largely completed encirclement of Najran City after Saudi soldiers fled their positions rather than fight. See ‘Surround of Najran City’, http://www.yamanyoon.com. June 12,

    With a population over 400,000, Ansarullah may be positioning their army to force surrender and hopefully aided by local tribes. I notice a lot of silence on this from MSM cheerleaders and usually loud mouthed Coalition which tells me how bad this is for the Western backed Coalition. SF is also not keeping up to date reporting on this and hard to see this as related to donations crisis but maybe.

    A picture of MBS facial expression when he picks up the morning paper in the not to distant future – NAJRAN SURRENDERS! That would be priceless.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Thank you their were supposed to hit Riyadh and earthly devil kings palace. Kill Salmon and his father.bomb mega city’s. Kill allah the Satan children.Reject allah the devil of only rich sheiks and mullahs father and worship Jesus the God of poor people. Let the blood of Jesus killers Israel and Saudis,Turkeys also flow.If a Saudi or Israeli or Turkey dies we must celebrate.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Muslims and.Arabs stop going to Mecca to celebrate the fake king of killers.Dont fast for shit just eat.If that fake allah was real Lord then arabs and muslims wouldn’t have killed each other.But this thing who stay in hell allah likes blood flow and makes USA NATO and jihadis happy.

    • DaBoiiiii

      Stop going full retard.

  • Sukhoi

    potential false flag in the making: oil tanker off Oman just got hit by a torpedo (unconfirmed). US/Zionists looking to start a major regional war