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Gulf Conflict: Iran Shot Down U.S. Global Hawk. Houthis Struck Saudi Power Plant With Cruise Missile

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Gulf Conflict: Iran Shot Down U.S. Global Hawk. Houthis Struck Saudi Power Plant With Cruise Missile

Late on June 19, Ansar Allah (also known as the Houthis) carried out a new one “cruise missile” strike on Saudi Arabia. The missile strike targeted a major power plant in the area of al-Shuqaiq in the Kingdom’s southern province of Jizan.

Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the part of the Yemeni Armed Forces loyal to the Ansar Allah government said that the strike was a response to the continued crimes of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. He also promised “great surprises” for “the Saudi regime” if it continues its invasion of Yemen.

This was the second cruise missile strike on southern Saudi Arabia in a week. On June 12, a cruise missile hit Abha International Airport. Then, Ansar Allah stressed that the missile hit the control tower and put it out of service. According to this version of events, the strike was aimed at a military-related part of the infrastructure. The Saudi side reported dozens of civilian casualties saying that the missile hit the arrival hall.

Since 2016, Ansar Allah has carried out at least 10 attacks on Abha Airport with ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and loitering munitions. The most recent took place on June 18 when the Yemeni resistance employed Qasef-K2 suicide drones paralyzing the work of the airport once again.

Ansar Allah and allied army units also carried out successful raids in the southern Saudi province of Asir on June 17th and 18th. In the course of the advance, they destroyed at least 11 vehicles of Saudi forces and captured loads of weapons.

Saudi warplanes and attack helicopters carried out several airstrikes on Houthi positions in southern ‘Asir in an attempt to repel the attacks. However, the airstrikes were not effective.

Over the past months, the province of Asir has turned into a battleground between Saudi and Yemeni forces with the Saudi military seemingly unable to stop Ansar Allah attacks and secure the border area.

On June 20, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said that it had shot down an intruding US spy drone near the Kouh-e Mobarak region, over the province of Hormozgan. According to US officials as quoted by mainstream media, it was downed over the Strait of Hormuz.

Just recently, the US accused Iran of attempting to shoot down an MQ-9 Reaper over the Gulf of Oman and of assisting Ansar Allah in downing another MQ-9 Reaper over Yemen.

Yemeni sources see the continued US military buildup in the region and its increased intelligence activity as signs of a coming escalation in the Persian Gulf region.

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  • David Parker

    Finally! It is high time sovereign people started shooting down the deadly drones. Constant satellite surveillance is also intolerable but at least it costs the demons who call themselves government more to attack from a satellite than from a drone. It is also high time sovereign people started shooting down overflying Israeli aircraft – F-16 killing machines attacking Syrian people while overflying Lebanon.

    • Astrid Watanabe

      “Demons” that’s what the warmongers are.

  • El Mashi

    The violation of Iranian airspace is an assault on Iranian sovereignty. The US´s violation of the Iran Nuclear Treaty is another US assault on international law. America´s word and signature means nothing. Its meaningless to negotiate with the mendacious United States when historically it unilaterally withdraws from treaties and agreements. If war breaks out, the aggressor is the Untied States and Israel who incites the United State into war.

    • Ashok Varma

      As FM Zarif pointed out, this illegal US spy flight originated from UAE, under the UN Charter Iran is authorized to attack the source of this invasive act and violation of Iranian airspace.

  • RichardD

    I’ve been saying this for a while now. And now a military site is saying the same thing.

    – Iran May Have the S-400 in All But Name; What Russia Really Delivered in 2016 and Why it Matters –

    https://militarywatchmagazine.com/article/iran-may-have-the-s-400-in-all-but-name-what-russia-really-delivered-in-2016-and-why-it-matters

    • Brother Thomas

      Well-spotted. Thanks for the link.

  • Kell McBanned

    Just heard Indias sending naval forces to the gulf wow, seems escalation is the order of the day.
    If this kicks off the worlds going to spin out of control orders of magnitude larger than the last interventions, Chinas already stating it will take Taiwan whilst the US is embroiled with Iran.
    Seems we are “living in interesting times” as the old Chinese curse goes.

    • Kell McBanned
      • Tommy Jensen

        Our Allies defending America.
        The US^Nato Operation Inherent Resolve Freedom 70 countries Coalition are about to be gathered in the gulf for further action against our enemies. That’s funny man……….LOL.

  • frankly

    I can’t believe these things cost over 100 million and they are so easy to shoot down.

    How much for the rounds they shot at em”?

    Makes you wonder how Iran would explain one of their drones getting shot down flying around Florida?

    We were in international waters fuck you! Now you really pissed us off. We are sending our planes in from Canada and Mexico to destroy all your water plants, electrical generating distribution system, hospitals, waste treatment plants, funerals and weddings.

    We wont’ attack your military as we know they don’t actually threaten us. But we will destroy any business that competes with ours and a good number of your poorest people. Mostly because we can.

    • cechas vodobenikov

      “amerikans r just 300 million used car salesmen that have no qualms about killing anyone that makes them uncomfortable”. Hunter Thompson
      and u wonder why amerikans r despised in all nations

  • Hide Behind

    While US propaganda , media, says Afghanistan is longest war in US history, they leave out fact that it is US warring upon Iran as longest.
    In the way US gained world supremacy as both an occupying power and fplacing into financial vassaledge of old European, South, Central Americas, formed a political court filled with psychophants, called
    United Nations, and Africa without once issuing a Formal Declaration of War, is justification of their Might Makes Right Policys.ap our lips
    It is said Trump upon hearing of Iran’s shooting down its drone immediately ordered limited retaliatory strikes be launched but for some reason rescinded the order; reasons we will most likely be fed loads of disinformative bullcrap by mainstream US propaganda media.

  • Rodney Loder

    Trump is looking for a way out, so am I, the pox of Christian Crusaders is hemming everyone in.

  • Sinbad2

    When Obama did a deal with Iran he was criticized by most Americans, mostly because the Jewish media had spoon fed the American people a never ending torrent of anti Iran propaganda.

    Believe it or not, good relations with Iran was probably the last chance the US had of saving the empire.
    Way back in 1953 when the US took over Iran and appointed a puppet government, it didn’t do it on a whim.

    Apart from the obvious oil wealth(Saudi Arabia is running out of oil) Iran is strategic. It sits on the crossroads from northern Asia, southern Asia and Europe. If the US controlled Iran, the New Silk Road would probably flop.

  • AM Hants

    UK Foreign Secretary Hunt Admits Britain Could Follow US Into War With Iran… https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201906241076032533-uk-foreign-secretary-hunt-admits-britain-could-follow-us-into-war-with-iran/

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b3a2fb33adfc4b947c847a045c0053191b9c86ad32bf7a3c0d1a3c9e441d41b0.png

    Before Trump, arrived by Royal Appointment, and was met by Hunt, at the airport, the UK had allegedly no problem with iran and were still supporting the JCPOA Agreement, well officially.

    …………………..

    Remember, ‘Russia Gate’ and the involvement of Steele and UK Intelligence, which comes under the Foreign Office? Well, who was the Foreign Minister, at the time? It was the love child of Trump and Clinton, Bumbling Boris, the Bullingdon Boy. I wonder why he was in no rush to meet President Trump, during the State Visit.

    Just prior to Trump’s arrival, the conclusion of the Mueller report, was wrapped up, with so many questions surrounding the UK Foreign Office and Intelligence Services.

    So, is Jeremy, who when hosted by the Chinese, mistook his Chinese wife for Japanese and introduced her to the Chinese, as his Japanese wife? Jeremy, who is quite happy to turn his back on China, with regards UK business deals, concerning Huawei? Sorry, going back to Jeremy, is he falling over backwards to keep Trump and friends happy, owing to infatuation or is it owing to a lot of ‘horse trading’ going down, courtesy Trump using ‘Russia Gate’ to his advantage?

    There again, isn’t Jeremy a member of Common Purpose and loyal to the ‘We will invade 7 nations in 5 years, ending with Iran’ crowd?

  • cechas vodobenikov

    the majority of the Saudi/US mercenaries r nationals from African, and other nations–such as Chechens, Sudanese, Uighers and other ISIS associated extremists