Late on September 14, Mohamad Bin Khalid, a Saudi military photographer, released several photos revealing that the Houthis used at least one cruise missile in the recent attack on Saudi oil facilities in Buqayq and Khurais.
The photos shows the remains of a cruise missile that appears to be identical to the Houthis’ Quds cruise missile. The Yemeni group showcased the cruise missile for the first time during the Martyr Saleh al-Samad Exhibition, last July.
Well well well… pic.twitter.com/bPgY6J67JE
— محمد بن خالد (@MbKS15) September 14, 2019
Earlier, Saudi activists shared a video supposedly taken a few minutes before the attack. The sound of a missile can be clearly heard in the video. The eyewitness who took the video said that he saw five unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and a missile heading towards the areas, where the oil facilities are located.
The Houthis claimed that the successful attack on Buqayq and Khurais facilities was carried out with ten suicide UAVs.
The Reuters new agency reoported that the attack, dubbed Operation Deterrent Balance 2, had disturbed Saudi Arabia’s oil production and exports.